The SWMRS Fund is dedicated to supporting organizations working on the frontlines of the issues they are addressing. Whether it is climate, racial, economic or gender justice, we know that centering the most vulnerable communities will result in the most just and creative solutions. As part of this effort, we will be dedicating $1 per ticket sold on tour as well as individual fan contributions.
We're so lucky to be able to pursue a life of art and music. Singing, dancing, and playing shows makes us feel free and empowered. We wanted to start this fund to acknowledge how fortunate we are to do what we love, and to do our part to make the world a place where everyone can feel as free as we do.
- Cole Becker
SWMRS Fund Beneficiaries include:
Climate Justice Alliance: CJA's mission is to build local resilience, remedy climate change's root causes, and lead a Just Transition out of the extractive energy economy. Our members work to address climate change's impacts and are vital communities in a growing movement that is both demanding bold action by government and industry to confront climate change and organizing a Just Transition on the ground toward sustainable, resilient, regenerative economies.
Girl's Rock Camp Alliance: The Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international membership network of youth-centered arts and social justice organizations. We provide resources and space for community building to our membership in order to build a strong movement for collective liberation.
National Bail Fund Network:The National Bail Fund Network is a national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration. The Network was established in September 2016 and is made up of over 40 community bail funds that use the regular payment of bail as well as strategic bail out actions in campaigns to end money bail and pretrial detention in both the criminal legal and immigration detention systems. Find more information on the money bail system here.
Third Wave Fund: Third Wave Fund is the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US. We ensure young women, queer, and trans youth of color have the tools and resources they need to lead powerful movements, and that they have a seat at the table within philanthropy. Third Wave supports gender justice groups from the ground up with rapid response grants, long-term funding for emerging groups, and capacity building.
The SWMRS Fund is powered by Revolutions Per Minute, a nonprofit that offers strategy and support for artists making change.