Stand Up Men is a community of men in the San Juan Islands who care deeply about the issues at hand and are willing to stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault.  The Stand Up Men operate independently of SAFE San Juans, raising funds and awareness for the agency to help fill its greatest financial need: funds for school and community prevention education. Though we share common interests, the Stand Up Men do not operate under SAFE San Juans guidance, supervision or instruction.  When they conduct their vigils or ask people to donate to SAFE, they do so as concerned citizens operating entirely on their own.

SAFE San Juans receives federal and state funding, but is only allowed to use 4.7% towards prevention work. This leaves a huge deficit to offer free prevention education to island schools and communities. Statistics show that school prevention can dramatically reduce the chances students will perpetrate or stand by when witnessing domestic violence or sexual assault.

Follow our fundraising progress!

SAFE uses funds raised by the Stand Up Men to:

  • Dramatically increase education programs in county school districts
  • Educate and collaborate with community professionals to identify and respond to abuse
  • Provide multiple community awareness and prevention educational programs for adults

Here is how you can help:
Together we can provide all islanders with education that results in healthy relationships and a stronger more resilient population focused on enjoying a better quality of life in the San Juans.

Become a Sponsor and Stand with Stand Up Men to raise the necessary funds so that islanders can learn how to live free from abuse. Sponsors will benefit from improved recognition in the community through SAFE events and our 2019/2020 school prevention-education campaign. As a sponsor you will be recognized in SAFE media, and you will be able to see what services to county residents your donations help provide. For example:  Using the chart below, you can see how $100 pays for four hours of prevention education.

Sponsor Levels

LEADERS (Level 2)
PARTNERS (Level 3)


$2,000 or more
$1,000 to $1,999
$500 to $999
$250 to $499
$100 to $249
$25 to $99

Services Rendered

80+ hrs prevention
40-80 hrs prevention
20-40 hrs prevention
10-20 hrs prevention
4-10 hrs prevention
1-4 hrs prevention

The Stand Up Men invite you to stand with us to support the expansion of SAFE San Juans' prevention education programs in our schools and community.
Please choose your sponsorship level from the above options and either donate here by credit card or mail a check to PO Box 1516, Eastsound, WA 98245 (Payable to SAFE San Juans).

SAFE San Juans is a 501c3 and your sponsor membership can be used as a tax-deductible contribution.

History of the Stand Up Men

The idea for Stand Up Men started in 2015 with a fundraiser by SAFE (DVSAS at the time). The campaign sought 100 men to stand up and donate $100 in honor of someone in their lives who deserved to live free of abuse. Through an overwhelming response, men began asking what they could do in addition to giving money and Stand Up Men naturally evolved as an action group.

Stand Up Men is a grassroots movement for men by men and a core group visible in Friday Harbor and the San Juan Island community. These men stand up to show that they care about their community and everyone in it. They stand at the courthouse every Friday afternoon (rain, shine, or snow!), meet every month, and work together to raise money for SAFE San Juans through visibility at the county fair, farmers market, Fourth of July parade and SAFE San Juans fundraisers.

Please contact us below if you would like any more information:

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