Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Group

Southern Coalition for Social Justice is an extreme radical left-wing group that promotes community organizing to effect economic, social and political change. Anita Earl, Executive Director of the SSSJ, was a member of the State Board of Elections before resigning to sue the state over the 2010 redistricting maps. Over fifteen percent of the group’s grant money comes from two extreme liberal political groups – Foundation to Promote Open Society (George Soros group) and the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation. SCSJ belongs to the following networks: Democracy NC, Moral Mondays and Blueprint NC. Blueprint NC is the group that gained infamy with their strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

The SCSJ has taken a prominent role in the fight against voter photo ID and other needed and commonsense reforms to our election laws. They have also taken a leading role in lawsuits to stop the most recent redistricting maps ultimately upheld by the U.S. Justice Department and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Financials: Source IRS 990s       
Year Revenue   Expenditures   Net Assets
2016 $2,440,198   $2,419,420   $1,842,697
2015 $2,918,692   $1,785,917   $1,821,929
2014 $1,420,540   $1,274,788   $689,144

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Alberto Alzamora Board Treasurer Current
Allison Riggs Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Current
Angaza Laughinghouse Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Current
Anita Earls Board Member Current
Anita Earls Executive Director, Founder Current
Anne Gordon Board Member Current
Baqir Mujahid community Organizer Current
Barry Williams Board Member Current
Bethan Eynon Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Current
Danielle Carman Deputy Director Current
Daryl Atkinson Senior Staff Attorney Current
Dave Hall Senior Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Current
Diane Standaert Board Member Current
Dustin Chicurel-Bayard Communications Director Current
Emily Seawell Staff Attorney - Voting Rights Current
Farad Ali Board Chair Current
George Eppsteiner Staff Attorney Current
Ian Mance Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Current
Jaclyn Maffetore Staff Attorney - Voting Rights Current
James Ferguson Board Member Current
Jeremy Collins Fellow Current
Jim Grant Board Member Current
Laura Holland Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Current
Maurice Holland Board Member Current
Peggy Nicholson Youth Justice Project Co-Director Current
Ricky Watson Youth Justice Project Co-Director Current
Sala Abdallah Community Organizer Current
Stacy Hamilton Office Manager Current
Trina Jones Board Vice Chair Current
Whitley Carpenter Staff Attorney - Criminal Justice Current
Aaron Bryant Staff Former
Alberto Alzamora Board Member Former
Carolyn Rhodes Office Manager Former
Chris Ketchie Policy Analyst/Researcher Former
Christopher Brook Attorney Former
Dave Hall Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Former
Elena Everett Communications Former
Elizabeth Simpson Attorney Former
Emily Seawell Legal Fellow Former
Farad Ali Board Member Former
Fred McBride Senior Policy Analyst Former
Ian Mance Soros Justice Fellow Former
Kathleen Lockwood Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Former
Sarah Moncelle Researcher Former
Shoshannah Sayers Deputy Director Former
Umar Muhammad Community Organizer Former
Whitley Carpenter Equal Justice/AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Rocking Chair Foundation 2017 $300.00 General support
AmazonSmile Foundation 2016 $842.00 General support
Center for Community Change 2016 $32,000.00 Mass incarceration
Equal Justice Works 2016 $66,550.00 Pass-through grants from Americorps/CNCS
Fund 25 2016 $20,000.00 General support/ social justice
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2016 $100,000.00 For Youth Justice Project
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc 2016 $200,000.00 For general support
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2016 $15,000.00
The Elizabeth B. and Arthur E. Roswell Foundation 2016 $5,000.00 General support
The Greenberg Foundation 2016 $15,000.00 Civil/social justice
Troan Foundation Inc 2016 $5,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $225,000.00 For general operating support
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2015 $300,000.00 for general support
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2015 $178,000.00 For program development
Fund 25 2015 $20,000.00 For program development
Fund for Nonviolence 2015 $25,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Lucas Family Foundation 2015 $5,000.00
NEO Philanthropy 2015 $300,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Proteus Fund Inc 2015 $15,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Proteus Fund Inc 2015 $10,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc 2015 $100,000.00 For general support
Sunflower Foundation 2015 $3,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
The Bauman Foundation 2015 $20,000.00 For general support
The Butler Family Fund 2015 $8,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
The Greenberg Foundation 2015 $15,000.00
The Pfizer Foundation 2015 $375.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2015 $3,000.00
The Warner Foundation 2015 $20,000.00
Tides Foundation 2015 $50,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Tides Foundation 2015 $50,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
Triangle Community Foundation 2015 $11,750.00
Troan Foundation Inc 2015 $18,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $625,000.00 For general opperating support
Ford Foundation 2014 $700,000.00 General support
Fund 25 2014 $10,000.00
Park Foundation Inc 2014 $20,000.00 For general support
Sunflower Foundation 2014 $3,000.00 For policy, advocacy and systems reform
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2014 $2,500.00
The Warner Foundation 2014 $30,000.00
Troan Foundation Inc 2014 $30,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $187,500.00 For general opperating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $125,000.00 For general operating support
Grace Jones Richardson Testamentary Trust 2013 $5,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $5,000.00
Park Foundation Inc 2013 $20,000.00 For general support
Rose Foundation 2013 $60,000.00 Program development For SCSJ to fight the NC General Assembly omnibus voter suppression bill by filing two state court cases: one will challenge the photo ID requirement to vote and the second will challenge the shortening of early voting elimination of same-day registration and ending out-of-precinct provisional voting
The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust 2013 $10,000.00
The Warner Foundation 2013 $30,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $35,000.00 Program development For NC Voting Rights Litigation Project
Ford Foundation 2012 $700,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities and for redistricting litigation and election administration efforts
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2012 $175,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support For core support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $15,000.00
Vital Projects Fund Inc 2012 $23,500.00 General/operating support
W K Kellogg Foundation 2012 $350,000.00 Program development To improve policymaking for vulnerable and at-risk children at all levels of government through community-based support and litigation that ensures fair representation in redistricting
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $200,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Ford Foundation 2011 $400,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political social and economic rights
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $480,000.00 Program development For the Fair Redistricting Collaborative a project of three organizations -- Southern Coalition for Social Justice Southern Echo and One Voice -- to protect the voting strength of black immigrant citizen and marginalized voters through non-partisan efforts
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $100,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general in the amount of $5000000 and project support in the amount of $5000000 to support the community organizing project
Rose Foundation 2011 $60,000.00 Program development For The Fair Redistricting North Carolina project to seek to achieve the fair representation of African-American low-income and other traditionally under-represented voters This request is to support additional legal staff needed to pursue a legal challenge to the unconstitutional legislative and congressional redistricting plans enacted by the NC General Assembly
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 $25,000.00 Program development For Promoting Energy Efficiency in North Carolina Project
Ford Foundation 2010 $500,000.00 General/operating support For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to advance their political social and economic rights and for racial equity and economic human rights project
Ford Foundation 2010 $432,500.00 Seed money For start-up support for Community Census and Redistricting Institute to develop pool of redistricting experts and train community organizations to participate effectively in the redistricting process
Ford Foundation 2010 $100,000.00 Continuing support; Program development To provide small grants to local community-based organizations in Florida and North Carolina to conduct census outreach to ensure full participation in 2010 Census
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2010 $150,000.00 Research For the Why We Count Census Outreach Project to minimize the undercount of traditionally hard to count populations in targeted Southern states to ensure accurate 2010 Census
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2010 $75,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program 2010 $31,500.00 General/operating support For general operating expenses
Ford Foundation 2009 $150,000.00 Program development; Research To develop research agenda for 2010 census and implications for marginalized populations and design training for cadre of experts to help communities engage in the redistricting process
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $10,000.00
Ford Foundation 2008 $400,000.00 General/operating support For general support to bring innovative and highly successful model of community lawyering to South to effect social economic and political change
Ford Foundation 2008 $260,000.00 Program development; Research To engage community organizations and social justice advocates in efforts to ensure that low-income and minority communities in South are fully and accurately counted in 2010 Census
Ford Foundation 2008 $100,000.00 General/operating support For general support to promote justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political social and economic rights

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Address 1:
1415 West Highway 54 Suite 101

City:
Durham

State:
NC

Zip:
27707

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