NEW YORK, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Black Girl Independence Fund, an initiative of Grantmakers for Ladies of Color, right now announced its initially grant recipients. The grantmaking was guided by an advisory committee of seven Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth among the ages of 13-17 yrs previous.

The Black Girl Freedom Fund is focusing its first round of grants for Black-women serving businesses that handle protection and wellbeing of Black girls. Along with the fund, the #1Billion4BlackGirls marketing campaign aims to mobilize $1 billion for Black girls and young women in excess of the upcoming 10 yrs. The marketing campaign has mobilized $17 million due to the fact it was 1st released in September.

“We affirm that Black girls are sacred, and are deserving of adore and ample sources to mend, improve, and thrive,” suggests Dr. Monique W. Morris, President and CEO of Grantmakers for Ladies of Shade, and cofounder of the #1Billion4BlackGirls Marketing campaign. “Black women existing some of the boldest, wisest, most resourceful articulations of justice in our modern society. We are going to all gain when we hear to their encounter and demands, and fund their solutions.”

For its 1st round of funding, grants ranging among $50,000$100,000 will be dispersed to The F.I.N.D. Style (Nashville), Pretty Brown Girl (National), Therapeutic the Black Entire body (Countrywide), Get Clever B4U Get Attractive (California), The Hive Community Circle (South Carolina), 3D Women (Atlanta).

Each grantee meets the fund’s requirements that businesses are led by Black women and/or Black women of all ages, Black femmes, gender-expansive Black people today, and serve Black women, Black femmes, and/or gender-expansive Black youth. In addition, every single group is U.S.-dependent, focuses on leadership advancement, functions to centre the electricity of Black women, facilitates programming for Black women, centers the wellness and protection of Black ladies in its mission and/or courses.

“Black ladies and gender-expansive young people are deeply invested in the wellbeing and basic safety of their friends,” explained Kyndall Clark Osibodu, Supervisor of Organizational Well being and Understanding for Grantmakers of Girls of Colour, who co-facilitated the Black Female Flexibility Fund Youth Advisory Committee. “Not only did the Youth Advisory Committee conjure up and convey into the area their initial-hand activities, they modeled for us what it indicates to do philanthropy abundantly, make choices with conviction, and keep us accountable to co-build a container that centers their very own therapeutic, safety, and wellbeing.”

The fund was designed to tackle a big disparity in providing to Black women and other gals and girls of shade, which was uncovered to characterize only .5% of $66.9 billion by foundations, totaling just $5.48 per girl and woman of shade in the United States, according to the Ms. Basis. In 2017, one particular of the most latest years for which facts exists, much less than $15 million was specified as benefiting Black ladies and girls.

“It has been a joy to have this empowering and transformative working experience guided by the brilliance and leadership of Black girls and gender-expansive youth in the fund’s Youth Advisory Committee,” mentioned Cidra Sebastien, Manager of the Black Female Liberty Fund. “I look ahead to far more collaborative opportunities  to envision and co-develop alongside them. We are keen to assist extra Black women and gender-expansive youth in each individual metropolis, every single condition, in each and every way.”

More rounds of funding will be created in 2021. For updates, pay a visit to 1billion4BlackGirls.org

About the Black Woman Flexibility Fund:
Black Girl Liberty Fund is an initiative of Grantmakers for Women of Coloration (G4GC), a fiscally-sponsored task of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The accompanying #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign is a 10-calendar year philanthropic initiative to mobilize a $1 billion investment decision in Black ladies. Discover much more about the marketing campaign: 1Billion4BlackGirls.org.

About Grantmakers for Girls of Color:
Fiscally-sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Grantmakers for Girls of Colour (G4GC) works to mobilize methods and amplify transformative arranging function to dismantle programs of oppression led by ladies and gender-expansive youth of coloration. Grantmakers for Girls of Shade overtly invites partners and stakeholders to co-create an inclusive house in guidance of women, younger girls, and gender-expansive youth of colour throughout programmatic difficulties and geographic regions. Find out a lot more by going to GrantmakersforGirlsofColor.org.

Source Grantmakers for Ladies of Coloration