Justice, Diversity, Equity Fund
We are proud to announce the creation of the Bridge Alliance Justice, Diversity, Equity Fund, managed by the Bridge Alliance Education Fund, our affiliated 501(c)(3).
You can donate to the JDE Fund by clicking here.
We are very excited to be partnering with two respected organizations to increase our impact on the depth of societal inequities and systemic failures facing our nation.
First, we are partnering with The Greater Washington Community Foundation (GWCF) to create a Justice Fellows program to support local activists, organizers, and leaders who are on the front lines of advancing social justice and racial equity. The goal is to help scale the work of community activists, organizers, and emerging leaders by providing financial support so that they may continue to "live" while they lead.
Our investment of $150,000 will be matched 1:1 by GWCF to support local activists in the Greater Washington region including:
- Financial assistance to cover work-related expenses
- Stipends to cover cost of living expenses
- Capacity building and training opportunities
Awards of up to $50,000 will support leaders who have demonstrated their potential in the past 6 to 18 months on issues related to racial injustice, peaceful police/community relations and organizing systemic racism initiatives.
Justice Fellows will be selected through an application process with GWCF and vetted by community leaders, partners, and funders engaged in grassroots organizing and leadership.
Secondly, Bridge Alliance Education Fund is partnering with the The Columbus Foundation, one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the United States, managing $2.27 billion in assets and awarding more than $2.27 billion to a wide range of philanthropic interests.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”