As Black women, and Femmes activists, artists, educators, organizers, and philanthropists, we have come together because we believe that by investing $1 Billion in Black girls and young women over the next decade, we can make the biggest change possible.
The Black Girl Freedom Fund will support work that advances the well being of Black girls and their families, including work that centers and advances the power of Black girls through organizing, asset mapping, capacity-building, legal advocacy, and narrative work that seeks to shift structural violence enacted against Black girls.
This includes efforts like like the Black Girls Dream Fund, a 10-year fundraising initiative launched by the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC) to raise $100 million to financially empower the goals of Southern Black girls and women in the United States.
The Co-founders of the Black Girl Freedom Fund are:
Dr. Monique W. Morris, Executive Director, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and author of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
LaTosha Brown, Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium
Tarana Burke, Founder, ‘me too.’ Movement
Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Joanne Smith, Founding President and CEO, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)
Salamishah Tillet, Co-Founder, A Long Walk Home
Scheherazade Tillet, Co-Founder, A Long Walk Home
Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women