Announcing our Spring 2022 General Fund Grantees!

This spring, our 10 grantmakers read through more than 100 applications to pick this cycle’s grantees. In a typical cycle, we grant out roughly $200,000 to 17-20 organizations across the state. This spring, thanks to our newly launched Donor-in-Movement Fund program, which moves 50% of an annual investment to our grantmaking program, we were able […]

Meet our 2022 Lilla Jewel Award Winners: Emilly Prado and May Maylisa Cat!

A diptych featuring artists May Malisa Cat (left) and Emilly Prado (right)

The Lilla Jewel Award—named in honor of artist, radical feminist, and suffragist Lilla Jewel— was created to address the inequities that women and artists of marginalized genders experience by resourcing and amplifying Oregon-based artists who advance a social change message through their work. Created nearly 25 years ago, the Lilla Jewel Awards have funded dozens […]

Oregon Investment in Reproductive Equity Will Mitigate Harm of a Post-Roe Reality

$15 Million Fund is a Groundbreaking, Practical Model for Progressive State Leaders to Follow SALEM, OR – During the final days of the 2022 Oregon legislative session, Speaker Dan Rayfield led the passage of House Bill 5202, which established the Oregon Reproductive Equity Fund with a $15 million allocation. This first-of-its-kind investment will be administered […]

Meet our new Fall grantees!

I recently ran across a social media post from a civic engagement organization inviting folks to a forum on houslessness solutions. What struck me the most? The complete absence of actual houseless folks in the panel.  Sure, politicians, policy wonks, and academics may all have interesting things to say about houselessness—they’ll likely talk about numbers […]

Congratulations to Seeding Justice’s Spring 2021 Grantees!

A group photo of the Capacity Building Initiative cohort wearing smoke masks.

For 45 years, we have known that those most impacted by injustice—those closest to the pain of oppression—are the best equipped to come up with solutions to the problems that affect them. Since our founding in 1976, Seeding Justice has had an activist-led grantmaking committee; it is not only foundational to who we are and […]

*Drum Roll* Presenting our 2021 Lilla Jewel Awardees!

A diptych of Michelle Fujii (left) and RaShaunda Brooks, our 2021 Lilla Jewel Award winners

The Lilla Jewel Award—named in honor of artist, radical feminist, and suffragist Lilla Jewel— was created to address the inequities that women and artists of marginalized genders experience by resourcing and amplifying Oregon-based artists who advance a social change message through their work. Created nearly 25 years ago, the Lilla Jewel Awards have funded dozens […]