2020 Racial Equity Fund Grantees

After seeding The Racial Equity Fund with $100,000, new donors have doubled our amount, and we’ve invested nearly $80,000. Our first awards focused on supporting organizations on the front lines and with traditionally less access to funding, working in neighborhoods long-experiencing systemic oppression to transform systems and community conditions that perpetuate inequity.

The Black Collective

Centering the experiences of the African diaspora, The Black Collective is an organization committed to promoting a shared agenda to elevate political consciousness and amplify the economic power of Black communities.

 

Circle of Brotherhood

Highly embedded grassroots organization that is focused on Black men; programming includes leadership development, mentorship, and increasingly, a prominent role in direct action and peacemaking by bringing attention issues of systemic racism

 

Community Justice Project

Community lawyers who support organization for racial justice and human rights with innovative legal work.

 

Fanm Saj

Health and wellness-centered organization that empowers Black residents with tools needed for health literacy, promotes restorative justice and healing sessions for aggrieved family members, and consults community-based organizations with grassroots mobilization and community organizing techniques

 

Maven Leadership Collective

Leadership development organization dedicated to the professional and social development of Black, Brown, and queer persons of color; dedicated to radically redefining leadership

 

Miami Workers Center

Grassroots organization that mobilizes Black and Brown residents to address issues affecting their communities; climate change gentrification, unaffordability of housing, redlining, and poverty-arresting wages; the organization is dedicated to uplifting what they have termed the Femme Agenda, a plan intended to address systemic causes of racism, poverty, and sexism in society.

 

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Grassroots organization focused on supporting Black, Brown, and indigenous youth through advocacy and professional development opportunities; big focus of the organization is also mental health (see NVEEE) and how depression and sexual violence contribute to the traumas of their communities

 

YWCA

To launch in Miami the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge – done by other YMCAs in the county. Participants are prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

 

Power U Center for Social Change

Founded in 1999, Power U is developing the leadership of working-class Black and Brown youth in Liberty City, Little Haiti, and Allapattah neighborhoods. They train young people to organize and engage in advocacy in their schools and communities. Providing them with support, leadership skills, and understanding of municipal budgets, civic participation, and systems of oppression, Power U empowers them to take on policy change that improves their quality of education and helps chip away at racial inequalities.

 

Progressive Firefighters Association Charities – Miami Dade

Since 1978, the association has worked to bridge opportunity gaps for minorities in the fire-rescue service, and engage its members around health and safety disparities in communities of color. Founded to combat racism, inequality and injustices that people of color and women experience in the profession, the organization is equally committed to addressing root causes of racial disparities that lead to emergency calls for help. That’s the passion behind their blood pressure check events, CPR trainings and children’s swim program to reduce high drowning rates.

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