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Ms Magazine: Black Girl Freedom Fund Puts Teens in the Driver Seat

The Black Girl Freedom Fund is an initiative under the Grantmakers for Girls of Color, an organization that puts minority women and disadvantaged youth in grantmaking and philanthropic spaces.

A former youth community organizer in Philadelphia, Kyndall Osibodu, co-facilitator of the Black Girl Freedom Fund Youth Advisory Board, said the fund disrupts the existing power dynamic. 

“It really is about us sharing power and shifting power to them,” said Osibodu, 30, from her home in Brooklyn.

Along with six other girls and gender-expansive youth, Lattimer—a 16-year-old from the Bronx, New York—was a part of The Black Girl Freedom Fund’s youth advisory board that helped to allocate funds and grants for organizations led by and in service of Black women and youth in communities nationwide.


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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