UW Combined Fund Drive

July 27, 2020

UWCFD Statement of Solidarity

The UW Combined Fund Drive stands in solidarity with Seattle’s black community, the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond.

We believe that communities are stronger when everyone is healthy, strong and stable. We know our community suffers when anyone lives in fear of violence and injustice and we need to do better, especially by the people of color in our country. We are listening to and stand in support of those who are advocating for change.

We will continue to listen with open minds, rise together for action and serve humanity to be our best selves.

When asked about organizations our employees could support through workplace giving, we found our program guilty of unconscious bias that we are working to correct.

At the top of the list below are nonprofits that are currently part of the Combined Fund Drive. The next group of nonprofits have all been invited and we hope they will join our program soon. As we welcome new organizations to the CFD, we will update our lists.

Every gift makes a difference. If you don’t see the organization you’re looking for on the list, let us know. We’ll work to get them added to the UW Combined Fund Drive.

Help support the fight against racial inequality and offer solidarity to communities of color.

Nonprofits currently part of the CFD:

1.  ACLU of Washington – https://www.aclu-wa.org/ – UWCFD Charity Code – 0316142

The ACLU works to ensure the rights and privileges provided by the Constitution are available to every single person in this country.

2.  Community Bail Funds – https://communitybailfund.org/ – UWCFD Charity Code 1482097

Donating is an easy way to support protestors nationwide. The site equally divides your donation between 38 community bail funds or allows you to allocate a desired amount to each fund.

3.  Equal Justice Initiative – https://eji.org/ – UWCFD Charity Code – 1482073

EJI has been fighting racial and economic injustice in the prison system for 30 years and provides assistance to advocates and policymakers to prevent unfair incrimination.

4.  NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund – https://www.naacpldf.org/ – UWCFD Charity Code – 0316271

The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund uses litigation, advocacy, and public education to work towards racial justice and equality for all Americans. The organization is fighting to protect voting rights, reform the criminal justice system, and improve equal access to education, among other civil rights causes.

5.  The Opportunity Agenda – https://www.opportunityagenda.org – UWCFD Charity Code – 1482906

The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab that works to advance the impact of the social justice community. We believe that opportunity should be full and equal and that greater opportunity for all benefits everyone.

6.  Southern Poverty Law Center – https://www.splcenter.org/ – UWCFD Charity Code – 0316284

From monitoring hate groups to seeking justice for vulnerable people and educating youth on the value of diversity, the Southern Poverty Law Center is doing the work to fight hate and systemic bigotry in this country.