Inside Philanthropy feature: How the Black Girl Freedom Fund Is Allowing Young People to Call the Shots

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Philanthropy has historically under-funded Black girls. See how we’re making a difference in this Inside Philanthropy feature. An excerpt:

When the Black Girl Freedom Fund made its very first round of grants, the fund relied on the experts: Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth. An advisory committee of seven young people ages 13 to 17 worked with fund staff to select an array of grantee organizations from across the country. 

It’s the most recent high-profile example of participatory grantmaking, a funding practice that hands over some level of decision-making power to the community …

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