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Black Girl Freedom Fund Call for Funding Applications

In honor of the inaugural year of #1billion4blackgirls, Black Girl Freedom Fund (BGFF), the largest initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), is thrilled to announce this open call for applications to be funded through BGFF. 

This round is open to organizations that center the leadership of Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth. We are especially excited to invite Black women-led, and femme-led organizations to apply for this round of funding. Applications will be open from September 15 through October 30, 2021. Future rounds of grantmaking will focus on other priority areas.


Criteria for funding include U.S.-based organizations [501(c)3 or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization] that are:

  • Led by Black girls and/or Black women, Black femmes, and/or gender-expansive Black folks,
  • Led by Black people, or other people of color, and serves Black girls, Black femmes, Black gender-expansive youth,
  • Focuses on leadership development, including political education, community organizing, or teaches Black girls to exercise the power of their voice, or related mission,
  • Currently facilitates programming virtually, in-person, or both,
  • Centers the leadership and power of Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth in the organization’s mission and/or programs.


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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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