Black-led Movement Fund

Background

The Movement for Black Lives, born out of the uprising in Ferguson, MO, has become a powerful, dynamic constellation of leaders and groups that have come together to tackle a variety of interconnected problems. The individuals of this movement are young, Black, queer, trans, feminist, immigrant, and undocumented leaders who are embracing grassroots organizing as a core strategy to educate and mobilize people to address state violence and injustice in Black communities.

For generations, Black-led social justice institutions have been under-resourced and their leaders have not received adequate support. As a new generation of leaders shapes the conversation about race, criminalization, state and gender violence in the United States, the Black-led Movement Fund (BLMF) aims to transform this scenario by supporting intersectional, Black-led organizing and their leaders as they build and activate bases of power in local communities.

Grantmaking Model

The BLMF provides general operating support grants, organizational development support, and movement building resources organizations involved in the Movement for Black Lives.

Funding Priorities

The BLMF supports organizations working to advance the vision of young, Black, queer, feminist, and immigrant leaders. In particular, we prioritize funding organizations who are actively leading and anchoring the Movement for Black Lives.

The BLMF does not currently accept unsolicited requests for support.

Supporting the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)

The Movement for Black Lives needs significant investment. If you are a foundation or a donor interested in learning about how you can make a contribution to the BLMF or become a partner in the fund, please fill out this contact form and someone from our team will get back to you.

If you are an individual seeking to support this important work, we encourage you to consider donating directly to the Movement for Black Lives Fund (M4BL Fund), one or more of our grantees, or other groups such as this list of Black-Led racial justice organizations.