Jessan Hutchison-Quillian

Jessan Hutchison-Quillian

Joined September 2018

Grapevine Membership

Nonprofits Supported

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives
Tucson, AZ

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

House of Tulip

House of Tulip
New Orleans, LA

We’re raising funds to buy and restore a multi-family property in an area of New Orleans that’s accessible to health care and employment opportunities. This will be our pilot permanent housing campus, and it will house up to 10 TGNC people at a time. In addition, we’re working to acquire a separate space that can serve as a community center where TGNC people can safely access social safety net navigation, community programming, a hot meal, a shower, or a safe place to just hang out or do schoolwork.

SWOP-Bronx

SWOP-Bronx
Apopka, FL

The Sex Workers Outreach Project is a national grassroots social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy.

For The Gworls

For The Gworls
Woodside, NY

To raise funds to help Black trans folks afford essential services that are often denied to them, such as rent and comprehensive healthcare. FTG accomplishes this not only with direct mutual aid for their community members’ pockets, but also teach-ins, panel discussions, and providing healing spaces.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.
Selma, AL

The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLGB community for African Americans throughout rural areas in Alabama and across the south, to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work.

The Okra Project

The Okra Project
Woodside, NY

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

Global Black Liberation Donor Engagement Group

Global Black Liberation Donor Engagement Group
Boston, MA

Our goal is to support Black movements in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Brazil, and West Africa. These movements are working to defend Black land rights and food sovereignty, pushing back against state aggression and repression, leading solidarity economies, developing worker cooperatives, climate justice, and advancing grassroots feminisms.

New Immigrant Community Empowerment

New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Jackson Heights, NY

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable and precarious immigrant workers in New York, with a focus on day laborers, domestic workers, and newly arrived immigrants. We offer an extensive set of services, community organizing, and leadership development programs.

Community Investment Network

Community Investment Network
Raleigh, NC

CIN inspires, connects and strengthens African Americans and communities of color to leverage their collective resources and create the change THEY wish to see.

The Gathering for Justice

The Gathering for Justice
New York, NY

The Gathering for Justice’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities that permeate the justice system.

Translatinx Network

Translatinx Network
New York, NY

Translatinx Network increases the capacity of all transgender community members through advocacy, education and social support. Translatinx Network has both a local and national focus, with a mission is to promote the healthy development of trans people through the delivery of a wide range of information. Through promotion, outreach in education, and capacity-building, we encourage and strengthen the creation of safe and productive environments for transgender women.

Princess Janae Place

Princess Janae Place
Bronx, NY

The mission is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the world.

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS
Atlanta, GA

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.

Project South

Project South
Atlanta, GA

Project South was founded as the Institute to Eliminate Poverty & Genocide in 1986. Our work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and four primary work areas achieve our mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems we face today.

Southerners on New Ground

Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Highlander Research & Education Center

Highlander Research & Education Center
New Market, TN

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, language justice, participatory research, cultural work, and intergenerational organizing, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability in their own communities and that join with others to build broad movements for social, economic and restorative environmental change.

Destination Tomorrow

Destination Tomorrow
Bronx, NY

Economic empowerment is the underlying goal of all that we do at Destination Tomorrow. We focus on education and practical life skills that take our clients off the path to needing emergency treatment, housing or healthcare services. We believe it is more helpful to empower them to avoid crisis situations, via offerings such as a financial literacy program in collaboration with TD Bank, a four-week job readiness program, and sexual health education.

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute
East Point, GA

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Common Counsel Foundation

Common Counsel Foundation
Oakland, CA

Founded in 1988, Common Counsel Foundation advances equity and environmental health through a combination of direct grantmaking and strategic philanthropic advising for independent foundations and donors.

PolicyLink

PolicyLink
Oakland, CA

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®.