Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the front lines of social change. SJF leverages the resources of members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions through a unique participatory model of funding called Giving Projects.
Bottom Line for Portland
Portland Giving Projects granted $250,000 last year. Giving Projects are cross-class, multiracial groups who develop shared understandings of race, class and power. Members donate, fundraise from their communities and make collective decisions to grant the money raised to some of the most inspiring, effective social change work in the Northwest.
“What I love about SJF is it’s not afraid to challenge the existing systems. They dare to do better by giving a real, authentic voice to the most impacted and by building community along the way.”
—rabia (ruby) shirazi, Giving Project alum