We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
In 2015, Social Justice Fund engaged 1,900 donors at all giving levels to fund movements for progressive social change. Social Justice Fund Northwest relies on the support of our community to achieve our mission.
This year, Social Justice Fund's Giving Projects and Learning Groups engaged 192 members in a deep process of learning about race, class, fundraising and social change. Giving Project participants organized their communities, raised over $800,000 to support community organizing and through a democratic, participatory process, determined which organizations would receive grants.
Social Justice Fund Northwest supports community based organizations using community organizing to achieve their goals. Our grantees are led by people from the communities most impacted by injustice and inequality. Our 2015 Giving Projects funded 27 of the most effective, inspiring and transformative organizations in the Northwest.
Funding decisions are made through a facilitated, democratic process by engaged members trained in Social Justice Fund's grantmaking process and criteria.
All grant applicants go through a thorough vetting process and must demonstrate that they are community-based, led by the people most directly affected by the issues the organization will address, use a community organizing approach, and carry out most of their work in Idaho, Montana, Oregon Washington, and/or Wyoming.
Social Justice Fund members evaluate grant applicants based on how well they match our criteria and site visit a narrowed selection of applicants. In a consensus driven process, Giving Projects then determine which organizations to fund.
Investing in Social Justice Fund is an effective and efficient way to support a diverse portfolio of well vetted organizations working for environmental, economic, racial and gender justice. In addition to supporting community organizing efforts throughout the region, your contribution supports the leadership development, political education and community building that engages thousands of others in donor activism.