Just Beginnings Collaborative (JBC) Announces We See You Fund Grantees

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Coalition of survivor-leaders and funder allies identifies and supports 12 exemplary organizations seeking to prevent childhood sexual harm

This June, Just Beginnings Collaborative (JBC) announced its funding of 12 grantees as part of the donor collaborative’s We See You Fund. JBC carefully selected organizations that center survivors, especially queer and trans, Black and Indigenous people of color, those with disabilities, and those with complex immigration status issues, in their efforts to interrupt, support healing from, and prevent child sexual abuse. The group of grantees comprises initiatives from across the country, and includes projects that approach child sexual harm expansively, often as part of other anti-violence movement-building.

“We See You Fund grantees represent the tremendous creativity and strength that those traditionally blocked from opportunity are bringing to our ongoing public health crisis and the growing call to finally reckon with our shared past, rooted in systemic racism and oppression,” said JBC Executive Director Nicole Pittman. “We meant for the We See You Fund to be an acknowledgement that we see and hear the alternative futures for children people bring into being every day. We are in awe of our grantees’ hopeful spirit and continue to learn from their examples about what it means to truly support an end to childhood sexual harm.”

JBC’s 2020 We See You Fund grantees include:

The We See You Fund specifically sought to support work with multiply vulnerable children and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are at the greatest risk of harm. Young people belonging to these groups are often overlooked by institutions, which makes efforts to center them all the more essential during this critical time. Pittman sees all 12 of the grantees as “possessing a deep commitment to creative, hopeful, survivor-led solutions that begin with communities and flourish through thoughtful action.”

“We not only see their good work now; we see the transformative opportunities they are seeding in every moment.”

More About Just Beginnings Collaborative
Since 2015, Just Beginnings Collaborative has been building an alliance of survivor-leaders and funders dedicated to ending child sexual abuse and fostering a branching (rhizomatic) process of interconnection to get there. We support survivor-centered efforts that propagate transformative practices in criss-crossing root systems. We align with funders who want those roots to penetrate the philanthropic world. We grow through and past binaries of good and evil. We advance a campaign to restory child sexual abuse by traversing a vast horizontal root web of influences. Where others have seen only inevitability, we sense tremendous possibility.

JBC operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (http://www.rockpa.org). For more information, please visit http://www.justbeginnings.org.

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