Black Girl Dream Fund Now Open (US)
Applications for Black Girl Dream Fund are now open to shift current grantmaking efforts in the South and to channel greater resources toward organizations that are intentionally supporting and empowering Black girls and women.
Inspired and informed by research conducted by SBGWC through listening sessions with hundreds of Black girls and women throughout the South, funding will be used to advance services and support.
They fund education, community development, entrepreneurship, health, travel and cultural exposure and wellness and safety for girls and women in the following 12 Southern states; Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium Wisdom Council will contribute to the movement for Black girls and women across 12 Southern states. Council members will inform and focus their efforts on regional/statewide issues affecting Black Girls and Women. Most importantly, Wisdom Council members help them to select grantee partners.
The Wisdom Council is an intergenerational group of leaders who represent the 12 states served by the Consortium. Council members can be as young as 12 and will have expertise in movement building and a deep knowledge of the networks in their state and region.
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium offers multiple funding opportunities in the course of a year. Wisdom Council members serve as the selection committee for one grant cycle.
Organizations wishing to apply must:
Work and be located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.
Led and informed by black girls and women, community led
Serve black girls and women
Organizations must have their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please let them know if you need assistance in obtaining a fiscal sponsor.
However, individuals that operate programs for black girls may.
They do not fund:
Electoral lobbying for initiatives or public office
Major capital projects
For more information, visit https://www.southernblackgirls.org/grants/