Communities for Just Schools Fund is grateful to have the support and partnership of an esteemed, highly engaged network of funders who join CJSF as members in order to:
resource community organizers who are working to ensure that schools are holistically — physically, emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually — safe, particularly for Black, Brown, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ young people, and young people with disabilities;
learn with and from one another about organizing work and the work of other stakeholders in the field to disrupt structures and systems of oppression and how they manifest in schools;
understand the role and potential impact of philanthropy in supporting systemic change in education in the best interests of young people, communities, families, and, thus, the nation.
Our current Executive Committee members are: Bethiel Girma-Holton, Oak Foundation; Gisele Shorter, Raikes Foundation; Toya Randall, Casey Family Programs
CJSF welcomed new members and supporters in 2021, including The California Endowment, Advancing Girls Fund, a fund of Tides Foundation, and Hill-Snowdon Foundation. This brought our member table to 23 members. We also received generous donations from many individuals and several other groups.