Gender Justice Technology Fund Grantees Announced
by WREN Staff on Jul 1, 2021
Thanks to a grant from Southern Vision Alliance, WREN launched the Gender Justice Technology Fund (GJTF) in April 2021 to bridge gaps in access to internet connectivity, technology equipment, software, and technological literacy programs for local leaders advancing gender justice.
The GJTF centered South Carolina-based organizations with annual budgets under $50,000 and individuals doing critical gender justice organizing in their home communities. We prioritized work led by and serving rural, immigrant, LGBTQ+, Black, Brown, Indigenous, AAPI, disabled, and youth communities, as well as groups that are often overlooked by funders, due to lack of c3 status or limited budgets. We are excited to announce our grantees:
– Kirstel Gibbs (Charleston): Software and course materials for trainings on computer and technology skills.
– Miracle Mozzee/Charles House (Charleston): Funding to support technology for tenant-led organizing, starting with Charleston Housing Authority.
– National Council of Negro Women (Greenville): Equipment, domain hosting, and wifi access. The mission of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities.
– Progreso LatinX (Charleston): Software subscription to increase voter participation and civic engagement of Latinx communities
– Racial Justice Network (Charleston): Technology support for a recently established non-profit chapter in the Lowcountry focused on achieving economic parity and ending systemic racism.
– Ruth McGill (Kingstree): Funding to enhance this community champion’s superpowers with hotspots and a laptop.
– South Carolina Housing Justice Network (Charleston): Web domain hosting for a grassroots coalition that advocates for housing, healthcare, and living wage.
We will feature our grantees on our social media pages in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to learn more about each project!