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Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures, now is the time for the Black Girls Freedom Fund. Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Read our open letter.
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WE ARE CALLING FOR AN INVESTMENT OF $1 BILLION BY 2030 IN BLACK GIRLS, FEMMES AND GENDER-EXPANSIVE YOUTH

Even in the face of the insurmountable odds Black girls and young women face in America, we are making tremendous strides and contributions in this country. The #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign invites us to imagine what 2030 can look like if we invest $1 billion in Black girls and young women over the next 10 years.


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Why It Is Important

According to the Ms. Foundation landmark study on philanthropy, women and girls of color account for 0.5% of $66.9 billion by foundations, totaling just $5.48 per woman and girl of color in the United States.

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Black girls and women are at the forefront of strategies to organize across identities and communities to advance justice for all of us.

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Black girls and women are at the forefront of strategies to organize across identities and communities to advance justice for all of us.

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Black girls are facing significant barriers to educational achievement, economic and political equality, and are the recipients of deeply embedded racial and gender biases in the media, public policy, research, and philanthropy.

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Black girls’ and women’s voices, visions, and experiences are essential and necessary for the liberation of all Black people – and indeed, all people.

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Even in the face of the insurmountable odds Black girls and young women face in America, we are making tremendous strides and contributions in this country.

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We Must Speak to Be Heard

Social Awareness

Every summer people of every gender, religion and color gather on the streets for a celebration of love, equality, humanity and joy.

Black girls and young women have been on the frontlines of fighting for racial and gender equity, but their stories and lives are often overlooked.

News and Resources

Afrotech: Black Girl Freedom Fund Announces $4M In Grants For 68 Organizations Supporting Black Girls

By Samantha Dorisca Black Girl Freedom Fund, which is “an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color,” will be pouring millions of dollars into organizations with an aim to create a more hopeful future for Black girls. According to a press release, the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign and Grantmakers for Girls of Color Black Girl Freedom…

Black enterprise: Grantmakers for Girls of Color’s Black Girl Freedom Fund invests over $4m in 68 organizations focused on black girls’ leadership

Black Girl Freedom Fund, an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, announced its second round of grants totaling over $4 million to 68 organizations throughout the U.S. and territories whose work promotes and expands the leadership and organizing power of Black girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth. “An investment in Black girls and their leadership is an…

Forbes: Black Girl Freedom Fund Invests Over $4 Million In 68 Organizations, Part Of #1Billion4BlackGirls Campaign

By Cheryl Robinson Although more conscientious efforts towards funding for women continue to increase, the statistics are still staggering, especially for Black women. Moreover, looking at the micro-level of financing for women, young Black girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth receive even a smaller amount of monetary support. In 2020, Ms. Foundation for Women released a…

Announcing our BGFF grantees

We are thrilled to announce our second round of BGFF grantee partners, selected with wisdom and love by our BGFF Grantmaking Council  Dear community, G4GC’s Black Girl* Freedom Fund (BGFF) is thrilled to announce our second round of grantees! In this round of grants, we’ve invested over $4 million in 68 organizations from across 23…
About the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign

The #1Billion4BlackGirls is a 10-year philanthropic initiative designed to invest in the brain trust, innovation, health, safety, education, artistic visions, research, and joy of Black girls and their families. The Black Girl Freedom Fund (BGFF) is an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), and leads and hosts the organization of Black Girl Freedom Week.

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