Check out the grantees from the California Black Freedom Fund's 2021 grant round here.
Making Racial Justice Real in California
The California Black Freedom Fund is a five-year, $100 million initiative to ensure that Black power-building and movement-based organizations have the sustained investments and resources they need to eradicate systemic and institutional racism.
The first state-based fund of its kind, the California Black Freedom Fund prioritizes investments in the courageous and visionary grassroots advocates and community leaders who are transforming our cities, our state -- and our world.
By creating and accelerating a new statewide ecosystem of Black-led organizations confronting racism and anti-Blackness, this fund aims to effect the culture, policy and systems changes necessary to realize equity and justice in California.
Learn more by downloading the California Black Freedom Fund concept paper.
The California Black Freedom Fund has set a goal of raising $100 million over the next five years through a mix of foundation, corporate and individual donor support. As of February 2021, nearly two dozen funders have joined this important effort as fund partners. To learn about how you can join us as a fund partner, please contact Stuart Burden.
In the News:
Why is it so hard for Black-led nonprofits to get funding?
San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2021
With an Impressive List of Backers, a New Fund Supports Black-Led Groups in California
Inside Philanthropy, February 10, 2021
California Launches a $100 Million Fund to Support Black-Led Organizations
Barrons, February 5, 2021
Growth in Pooled Funds, Spurred by Racial-Justice Protests and the Pandemic, Could Last
Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 5, 2021
Funders Join Together to Launch $100 Million California Black Freedom Fund
Cision Newswire, February 4, 2021
Learn more about SVCF’s work:
Press Release: Announcing the California Black Freedom Fund
February 4, 2021