Taguchi Social Action Fund
The Taguchi Social Action Fund (TSAF) was founded in 2003 by a gift of $100,000 from Dr. James and Mrs. Til Taguchi, former members who had the vision to create a fund that could support social action projects to extend JUC’s reach into the community. Thanks to their generosity, JUC is able to fund proposals in support of social action in any of its five areas–-social service, social education, social witness, advocacy for social change, and community organizing. For more information on the purpose and goals of the fund, see the TSAF Charter.
Inspired by the richness and diversity of the liberal religious tradition that guides us, the mission of the TSAF program is to promote the influence of Unitarian Universalist principles of justice, equity and compassion by providing funds for projects and activities that:
- educate and empower the JUC congregation - youth and adults - to be active participants in social responsibility;
- create opportunities for JUCers to put Unitarian Universalist values into action;
- promote the role that JUC plays in creating systemic social change through collective action, and
- build partnerships within the larger community.
What criteria must grant requests meet?
How to apply for funds
Grants have helped to:
- fund professional staffing to encourage and support expansion of social action programming at JUC
- send youth to national training events and UUSC Just Journeys
- support the Interfaith Music Festival of The Interfaith Alliance-Colorado
- support a series of issues seminars for the GLBT community
- support expenses for a Gulf Coast Relief work crew
- provide funds for special activities for Family Promise and for a storage facility for Family Promise at JUC
- support the position of Social Justice Community Intern for the Boulder-Denver Cluster of UU churches
- sponsor a FIRE Within curriculum at Thomas Jefferson High School aimed at preventing teen suicides
Perpetuating the Fund
Who administers TSAF?
- Dee Ray, chair
- Judy Miller (2014)
- Mindy Mohr (2014)
- Judy Green (2015)
- Ken May (2015)