Schools for Salone Awarded Top Prize by University of Washington ‘Social Justice Through Philanthropy’ Students

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Remote Energy, Splash, and World Relief Seattle also awarded generous grants

March 20, 2019

SEATTLE – For the second year in a row, Global Washington collaborated with the University of Washington Department of Law, Societies, and Justice on a course called “Social Justice Through Philanthropy.”

Throughout the quarter, students learned about global giving and ethical philanthropy. They also put their learning to practical, real-world use by soliciting and reviewing proposals from 34 Global Washington non-profit members that are working in the areas of human rights, clean water, climate change, refugees, and education.

Photo courtesy of Law, Societies, and Justice (University of Washington).

Photo courtesy of Law, Societies, and Justice (University of Washington).

At the end of the course, the students selected five grantees: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and Remote Energy each received grants of $8,000; Splash and World Relief Seattle received grants for $15,500; and Schools for Salone was awarded the largest grant of $35,000.

“As a network of organizations within Washington state that are improving lives in developing countries, Global Washington seeks to connect, promote and strengthen our members to have a greater collective impact,” said Kristen Dailey, executive director of Global Washington. “This unique collaboration with the University of Washington allows us to elevate our members’ work with new audiences, attract funding for some amazing non-profits, and also raise the consciousness of younger generations who are interested in helping solve global challenges.”

Funding for the grants was made possible by The Philanthropy Lab , a private foundation dedicated to increasing philanthropy education at U.S. universities.

Past winners have included Spreeha, Mavuno, Malaria No More, Extend the Day, and Rwanda Girls Initiative.

“After completing this course, my students have a better grasp of the privilege and responsibilities that go along with philanthropic giving,” said Stephen Meyers, assistant professor in the UW Department of Law, Societies, and Justice. “Who knows if they may one day become philanthropists themselves, but regardless of how they choose to use the knowledge, they now understand what it takes to make a lasting impact.”