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Themis

Democratically controlled wealth redistribution

About


Too many people doing important work in their communities — organizing tenants unions, providing local, grassroots news coverage, coordinating mutual aid networks, etc. — are limited by the need to work one, or two, or three full-time jobs just to make ends meet. Themis aims to alleviate the financial strain on these community workers by connecting them to people with high-income jobs (particularly in the tech industry) who want to make a difference, but don't have the skills, community connections, or time to do as much as they'd like.

Themis is made up of these high-income donors — who contribute part of their paychecks to a collective fund — and grantees; community organizers and workers who can withdraw from the fund to cover essential expenses like rent or groceries.

All major decisions — e.g. bringing a new grantee or donor onboard, grant amounts and durations — are made collectively by all the existing grantees and donors. This reduces the power imbalance between donors and grantees that often exists in nonprofit spaces.

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Themis

Credit from Banana to Themis

+$500.00USD
Completed
Contribution

by Ryn

-$435.24 USD
Approved
Receipt #84819

by Ryn

-$94.00 USD
Approved
Receipt #84818
$
Today’s balance

$663.05 USD

Total raised

$26,317.15 USD

Total disbursed

$25,654.10 USD

Estimated annual budget

$32,287.30 USD

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Disbursing funds to Atticus

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Themis is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Themis.

Alex Oxford

Admin

$26,015 USD

Banana

Admin

$2,500 USD

Ryn

Admin

Nomi

Admin