Open Collective
Open Collective

Forest Justice Defense Fund

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Fiscal Host: Siskiyou Mutual Aid

Support the work of the broad coalition dedicated to saving the Atlanta Forest. Please see guidelines below for submitting expenses.

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$7,000 USD since Oct 2021

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Eric

$3,000 USD since Jan 2023

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$3,000 USD since Jun 2023

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Xf

$2,800 USD since Jun 2022

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Zach Justice

$2,100 USD since Jun 2022

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Siskiyou Mutual Aid

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Network For Strong Communities

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Forest Justice Defense Fund is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Forest Justice Defense Fund.

Siskiyou Mutu...

$48,865 USD

Network For S...

$47,193 USD

sponsor

$7,000 USD

Eric

$3,000 USD

Guest

$3,000 USD

Xf

$2,800 USD

Zach Justice

sponsor

$2,100 USD

Dogwood Alliance

$2,000 USD

Aaron Berney

$2,000 USD

Alex

$1,800 USD

Joseph

$1,800 USD

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Today’s balance

$73,574.00 USD

Total raised

$257,641.02 USD

Total disbursed

$184,067.02 USD

Estimated annual budget

$109,475.40 USD

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UPDATE 4/30/2023
*** THE UPDATES ARE TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED, BUT ARE IN PROCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE. ***

*** THE FUND IS UNDERGOING UPDATES AND IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.  THE UPDATES ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AND THE FUND REACTIVATED BY THE THIRD WEEK OF APRIL.  ***



ATTENTION: Names are publicly displayed on this fund for overall transparency. If you have concerns about being identified as a donor or a requestor, please use a pseudonym.

FUND GUIDELINES *PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE SUBMITTING REQUESTS*


The mission of this fund is to "provide and promote education of the public on subjects relevant to racial justice and environmental sustainability." If your request falls under this mission, it may be eligible for reimbursement.

In the past few years, fundraisers for racial and environmental justice campaigns have been shut down by antagonistic crowdfunding platforms. Other fundraisers have seen resources disappear due to theft or negligence. To avoid these pitfalls, money raised through the Forest Defense Fund is held by an established non-profit, and made publicly accessible through the Open Collective platform. While this structure should help to secure funds from such dangers, it also entails certain restrictions on how money may be spent. This structure also requires that expenses be properly formatted for documentation, as outlined below.

Requests for reimbursement are submitted to a committee who determine eligibility for reimbursement based on consensus. To avoid the risk of having expensive purchases denied, please click the "CONTACT" button to request pre-approval for expenses over $200.

RECEIPTS

To be reimbursable, an expense must be documented. This usually means providing a receipt which shows:

    - The date of purchase
    - The items (or service) purchased
    - The money paid

The expense request must also include the payment information and name of the person being reimbursed. This information is not shared publicly.

EXPENSE DESCRIPTIONS

Items submitted to Open Collective must include a brief description outlining what expense is being reimbursed, and illustrating generally how it falls within the mission of the fund.

We cannot reimburse expenses with unclear descriptions, or descriptions which suggest they could be for an individual's benefit or related to illegal activity.

Examples of purposes clearly falling under our mission:
      - Holding a public protest to call attention to the plan to deforest South Atlanta and build Cop City
      - On-the-ground monitoring and reporting on deforestation activity
      - Hosting free recreational outdoor activities like climbing, orienteering, etc. to promote appreciation of forest environments
      - Operating an office or welcome center for the campaign
      - Food or supplies for large educational, promotional, or cultural events
      - Procuring equipment and supplies which will assist volunteers in such purposes

Example expenses which don't qualify:
      - Paying the medical bills of an individual
      - Paying for living expenses such as food, phone, etc.
      - Personal food or clothing items
      - Buying a personal car

PRIVACY
Be aware that the description of Open Collective expenses are publicly viewable, as is the user name of the person who submitted it. But the receipts, comments, payment info, etc is only viewable by administrators of the fund.

Expenses are reimbursed via Paypal. If you cannot receive money through PayPal, consider having someone else who can receive Paypal handle the expense.

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