What makes this model different?
Unlike many giving circles, there is not minimum contribution. People from all class backgrounds current experiences are encouraged to participate
We prioritize racial justice in our recruitment, programming, and grantmaking
We use a "donor organizing" approach to fundraising. Depth of conversation and relationship building are more important than getting lots of donations
All grants go to organizations led by the communities they are working with and that use advocacy and community organizing as primary strategies
Social Justice Fund Giving Project Participant
"Participating in the Giving Project helped me relate with money, myself and my family in a new way. Through the race-class analysis workshop and individual conversations within the project, I began to unravel the stories, fears and conflicts I had experienced regarding money. I let go of the value judgments I placed on my access to money, and saw my class background in a larger context of historical events and cultural and social norms. This enabled me to have more authentic conversations with both friends and family, as well as to step forward and use my resources in a way I feel good about—for healing and social change."