In January 2016, Bread & Roses Community Fund launched its first Giving Project, an innovative model for building leadership and moving money for real change in the Philadelphia region. The Giving Project brings together a cross-class, cross-race, intergenerational group of 20 people who share a vision for social justice and want to apply their time, talent, and resources to support movements for social change. Participants embark on a transformative 6-month process of shared learning and personal growth to gain a deeper understanding of race and racism, the impact of the growing wealth divide, and how to support community-based organizations in building movements for racial and economic justice. They commit to making a financial contribution that is personally meaningful, with no minimum level, and to raising money for the Giving Project from their friends and families. Participants also receive training and coaching to guarantee they succeed in fundraising. The Giving Project then guides participants through a transparent, democratic decision-making process for distributing the money they’ve raised as grants to community-based organizations.
Bread & Roses Community Fund is one of four movement funds around the country running Giving Projects to engage donors in funding movements for change:
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Bread & Roses Community Fund believes in change, not charity. We organize donors at all levels to support community-based groups in building movements for racial and economic justice. Support the Giving Project to help create real change in the Philadelphia region.
The Spring 2017 Bread & Roses Community Fund Giving Project participants are:
Whitney (Wit) Lopez
Peter Van Do