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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

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

Fact #1

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 women have also made a shift from just being the most civically engaged racial group to being political power players. The 2018 midterm election cycle had record numbers of Black women running for office and resulted in five new Black women being elected to Congress.

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

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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

Philanthropy News Digest: Let Black women-led funds and Black girls lead the way: Centering Black women-led funds to lead social justice efforts

Monique Couvson ; Tynesha McHarris October 19, 2022 Black women and girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth of color deserve abundant investments in supporting our liberated futures. Tragically, philanthropy has always underfunded us. In 2018, just $15 million out of almost $428 billion in philanthropic giving in the United States reached Black women and girls. That means less…

When Black Girls Are Free – Celebrating Two Years of Black Girl Freedom Fund and #1Billion4BlackGirls Campaign

Dear community, We are thrilled to be celebrating two years of Black Girl Freedom Fund (BGFF) and the impact we have contributed to the #1Billion4BlackGirls campaign.   Black girls deserve to be safe, and free, to grow up healthy and thriving, and to have joy. Even in the face of the insurmountable odds Black girls, femmes…

Word In Black Op-Ed: There’s a Black Girl Funding Gap – But Black Futures Are Worth Billions

by Cidra M. Sebastien There is a blatant gap in funding specifically aimed to support Black girls and femmes. But in February, Black Girl Freedom Week showcased what is possible when we abundantly invest in the dreams, power, joy, and leadership of Black girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth. During the week, culture leaders, celebrities, and changemakers elevated…

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 Fund were launched…
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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