FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2020 Press Contact: Bilen Mesfin Packwood, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK—The Black Girl Freedom Fund, an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color that aims to mobilize $1 billion over the next 10 years in Black girls and young women, today revealed a new logo designed by teenage artist, Caitlynn…
Black girls don’t have a model or platform for sharing these stories. For the most part, they suffer silently because of the perception that their struggles aren’t important. For Black transgender girls and nonbinary young people, the silence is even more apparent. Philanthropy cannot and should not be a party to perpetuating this silence. If…
“It’s important to say to Black girls, ‘You deserve a fund like this; you deserve a billion dollars.’ It seems like such a high number, but it’s also putting a value to the work and the labor that they have been doing to get the resources they need.”
The Breonna Taylor verdict is demoralizing and painful. Yet history is a reminder that in the long run, activists will make a more just world
On September 15, the 57th anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama church bombing that killed four Black girls, a group of prominent Black women launched the Black Girl Freedom Fund. The group’s open letter and social media campaign mark the beginning of a one-billion-dollar effort championing Black girls and their families.
Currently, Philanthropic Organizations Donate Just $5.48 Per Woman and Girl of Color in US
The $100 million fundraising initiative will support making Black girls’ dreams a reality