Detroit Justice Center’s Freedom Dream Sustainers are the recurring donors who sustain DJC for the long haul.
Their ongoing support allows us to work directly with Detroit’s “solutionaries” – the community organizers and activists on the frontlines – to realize our wildest freedom dreams and build the just world we all deserve.
Become a Freedom Dream Sustainer by signing up for a recurring giving plan at the frequency that works best for you: weekly, monthly, or annually.
Recurring, grassroots giving is the #1 way to make an impact because it ensures that our work at DJC is well-resourced and aligned with our values. Instead of having to rely on big philanthropy, we rely on our community to keep us around for as long as we’re needed.
Over 400 Freedom Dream Sustainers currently provide a stream of support to DJC on a regular basis, ensuring that our movement is resourced year-round and not just in times of crisis.
You can edit your account information to increase, decrease, or cancel your recurring donation in a variety of ways. Reach out to Carly, our Senior Development Associate at 313-749-9734 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log into your donor account to change the donation amount or your payment method by following these instructions.
“I joined the Freedom Dream Sustainers because, at this point in my life, I long to be a part of a movement that has real solutions to age-old abuse and neglect of Black and Brown communities. Being a Sustainer at the Detroit Justice Center allows me to support a mission equally concerned with tearing down inequitable, unjust systems and building up new systems that work for all people’s well-being and belonging.”
Douglas Manigault III (he/him) has nearly a decade of experience as a movement-focused fundraiser and currently serves as the Vice President of Development at State Innovation Exchange (SiX). In this role, Douglas develops strategies for long-term philanthropic partnerships, provides thought-leadership to the agency regarding effective donor engagement, and manages individual and institutional relationships as a leader on the Development Team at SiX.
The Detroit Justice Center (DJC) is a non-profit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities.
DJC relies on a broad community of donors to sustain our work. We see the sharing of financial resources as a critical investment in our mission. In addition to financial contributions, our donors share their personal experiences, insights, community relationships and creativity within DJC.
We strive to build strong donor relationships based on clear communication, trust, and a shared vision of justice for all people. We take donor privacy seriously and can work with you to ensure that your needs are met. We will not share or sell any donor’s personal information with anyone else or send mailings or email on behalf of other organizations.
We know that receiving a donation is a financial but also personal investment from each of our donors, and take seriously the responsibility to put each gift to the maximum possible use.
DJC accepts gifts primarily from individuals, foundations, and organizations that share a commitment to our values. We reserve the right to decline gifts from individuals or institutions that advocate viewpoints or take actions that fundamentally contradict those values.
DJC does not generally accept direct corporate donations. However, DJC will consider employee recommended gifts including matching contributions, donor advised funds, employee designations and support from employee sponsored resource and affinity groups. In some specific instances, such as mission-aligned social justice focused funds, DJC may accept or pursue financial contributions or grants from corporations. These considerations are made on a case by case basis with the members of the development team. Considerations above $50,000 are reviewed with and approved by DJC’s Executive Director. Considerations of $250,000 or above are reviewed and approved by DJC’s Executive Director and the DJC Board of Directors.
This policy may be amended from time to time at the Detroit Justice Center’s discretion.