Giving Project

2017 Spring Giving Project group photo

In January 2016, Bread & Roses launched its first Giving Project, an innovative model for building leadership among donors wanting to move money for real change in the Philadelphia region. The Giving Project brings together a cross-class, cross-race, intergenerational group of people who share a vision for social justice and want to apply their time, talent, and resources to supporting 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 mobilizing for racial and economic justice. They commit to making a financial contribution that is personally meaningful, with no minimum amount, and to raising money for the Giving Project from their friends and families. Participants also receive training and coaching to support their fundraising success.

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:

Chinook Fund

Crossroads Fund

Headwaters Foundation For Justice

Social Justice Fund Northwest

Click here to see if there’s a Giving Project or social justice fund near you.

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.

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The Spring 2017 Bread & Roses Community Fund Giving Project participants are:

Rachel Adler
Yahya Alazrak
Sarah Burgess
Mariel Cohn
Marian Dalke
Phil Fitzgerald
Jordan Ford
Curtiss Hannum
Libby Harman
Mandy Katz
Whitney (Wit) Lopez
Emmy Morse
Erika Owens

Stacey Padilla
Polly Pillen
Leah Pillsbury
Kevin Rodricks
Danitra Sherman
Kim Thomas
Peter Van Do
Christine Walden
Shant’e Walker
LaTrista Webb
Dwayne Wharton
Nina Wong