Funding and empowering future leaders
promoting fairness, equity, human & environmental rights
So what is a SJFVC Fellowship?
The purpose of a SJFVC Fellowship is to fund emerging leaders with projects impacting social justice in Ventura County and to build future leaders for social justice in our community. Emerging leaders are those who have shown initiative with a project addressing a social justice issue in the County and have a financial need, which if addressed, can increase their impact in the community.
Social Justice Fellowships are awarded to emerging leaders: an individual or a small group of individuals who are leading a project that will have a lasting impact on social justice in Ventura County.
Social Justice is:
The fair, equitable, and just relation between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges.
Social Justice Fund for Ventura County promotes fairness, equity and human rights. We strengthen social justice by empowering community members to create lasting change.
The Social Justice Fund for Ventura County envisions a world where each person lives as a part of an inclusive community that provides them equitable access to resources and opportunities to be safe, healthy and able to reach their potential.
Social Justice Fund for Ventura County invest in community organizing – the process of bringing people together and helping them develop their voices, realize their power and collectively act to create real change in their lives and communities.