Vision Statement:

Empowering individuals and communities to collectively end oppression to create justice for all.

Mission Statement:

There is an urgent and raising global need for social justice and social change. We encourage and empower individuals and communities by providing a unique platform for all social justice issues, focusing on the common underlying connections. Collectively we strive to create a movement that ends all oppression. Any form of oppression follows the same principles and is the common denominator that ultimately unites all social change makers. We advocate for social change through talks, education, activism or whatever strategy will yield best results.

The purposes of the society are:

  • to support minorities and communities in their fight against oppression

  • to encourage and empower individuals and communities by providing a unique platform for all social justice issues

  • to educate the public about various social justice issues, anti-oppression,pro-intersectionality, total liberation and how all oppression is connected and has to be seen as one instead of individual causes

  • to create a movement that collectively fights all oppression and injustice on every level

  • to advocate for policies and laws that help end oppression of humans and non-humans

Social justice is the ultimate goal

At Social Change Makers every group has a voice, and every individual has equal access to resources and means of communication. Working for social justice entails working to overcome current injustices while building solutions that make a better world.

Social change philanthropy is not charity but advocacy, which concentrates on individuals and groups working toward democracy, citizens’ rights, justice and quality of life issues. Simply put, the emphasis is on helping people to help themselves. Social justice is concerned with addressing the causes rather than alleviating symptoms of inequities. 

In other words, social justice philanthropy is not a solution imposed from above by the wealthier in society; rather, it emphasizes a bottom up approach with the goal of encouraging democracy by involving those most affected by social problems in determining a solution. 

Social change is founded on a bottom-up vision of economic justice and participatory democracy. Social movements come from the ground up. The primary methods of advancing social change are through grassroots or community organizing; advocacy; and public education and information.

Grassroots organizing is working directly with people to involve them in an issue or a campaign. Social change employs strategies that are empowering, raise consciousness, and link personal experiences to broader global and historical processes. Social change is achieved through influencing and shaping public policy. It works on bringing about changes in laws, public policies and procedures as well as in societal attitudes and behavior. Changing power relationships is seen as being central to the process of change. The belief that everyone can be a philanthropist underlies the concept of social change philanthropy 

Causes of problems lie with systems and structures not in individuals and communities. Underlying the concept of social change philanthropy is the belief that institutional change begins when people directly affected organize to better their conditions. A central tenet is that those in need can solve their own problems given the power and opportunity to do so.

Social change organizations prioritize accountability. Transparency in how systems and processes are conducted.

Expanding the ranks of decisionmakers, particularly among women and racial and ethnic groups to include representation from communities served is a central principle of social change philanthropy. Funders aspire to a broad decisionmaking base that includes a diversified board and staff.

Social justice is a long term goal. Funding root causes means investing in problems that are complex, ingrained and deeply rooted in society. We place a priority on long-term, general support funding that strengthens the organizational capacity and supports the core needs of recipient.

The concept of social justice is understood much less than it is felt, it is much more subjective than intellectual. There is a need to create a language of social change.