2023 BLACK GIRLS DREAM FUND GRANTEE PARTNER
- 🚨 Announcement: We are thrilled to announce that The Norman Jordan African American Arts & Heritage Academy has been selected as a grantee partner! Thanks to the support of the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium, we can continue our work to teach african american arts to creative youth. Learn more by visiting www.southernblackgirls.org
ABOUT SOUTHERN BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (Southern Black Girls) is a collective of Black women in philanthropy, activism and girls’ work, who hold deep roots in movement-building. Established in 2017, Southern Black Girls has become a disruptor in grant-making and is positioned as a catalyst to fundraise and provide greater resources toward underfunded organizations that, intentionally, support and empower Black girls and women in the South. Southern Black Girls recognizes their critical role and the importance of centering the lived experiences and leadership of those most impacted by deep-seated injustices. The organization is led by four anchor institutions including the Appalachian Community Fund, the BlackBelt
Community Foundation, the Fund for Southern Communities and the TruthSpeaks Innovation Foundation. The collective also includes a host of grassroots and advocacy partners, who are actively engaging in this work across the region.
THE SOUTHERN BLACK GIRLS MISSION
Fed up with reports confirming that Black women and girls receive less than one percent of the $4.8 billion in philanthropic investments in the south, Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium made it their mission to raise $100 million over the next decade to financially empower the goals of Black girls and women. To date, they have already awarded $2.2 million to 71 organizations and special projects across 13 southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, East Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For more information about the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and the Black Girls Dream Fund, visit www.SouthernBlackGirls.org.