BLM Global Announces $6.5M Fund to Support Organizing Work

BLM Global Announces $6.5M Fund to Support Organizing Work

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation), a US nonprofit global organization active in the US, UK, and Canada is grateful for the generosity and support of donors and is pleased to announce a $6.5 million fund to support grassroots organizing work. This fund is available to all chapters affiliated with the BLM Global Network Foundation, including Indiana’s official chapter in South Bend.

Starting July 1, 2020, affiliated chapters may apply for unrestricted grant funding of up to $500,000 in multi-year grants.

This initiative is part of BLM Global Network Foundation’s programmatic focus in 2020/2021, which includes helping to build local capacity for grassroots organizing work. In addition, BLM Global Network Foundation will continue to develop its media presence, including its civic engagement campaign, BLM’s What MATTERS 2020, and its viral video, Rest in Power, Beautiful, which has been viewed nearly 10 million times. Beginning in 2021, BLM Global Network Foundation will roll out its education platform, developing curriculum around its contributions to media, as well as a political education program.

“#Blacklivesmatter has become a cultural phenomenon since its inception in 2013, and has remained steadfast in its goals to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to end violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes,” said Kailee Scales, Managing Director. “We know that in order to change policy, we must change culture. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation will continue to work to impact culture and policy by developing a strong media presence as well as working to help support local organizers on the ground.”

“In the upcoming year, we will provide resources to those new to the movement and interested in Black Liberation strategies by developing curriculum. In this stunning moment in American history, we will honor those lost, and those who have come before us in the fight for Black Liberation.” — Patrisse Cullors, co-founder and chair of BLM Global Network Foundation.

BLM Global Network Foundation, will also continue its Arts + Culture program, launched in 2015. BLM Arts + Culture has shown artists in Frieze Fair NYC, and Prizm Fair and NADA during Art Basel Week, Miami. BLM Global Network Foundation plans to continue to maintain a lean infrastructure in order to maximize its programmatic impact.

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