Over the next five years, the California Black Freedom Fund will strategically increase the resources available to Black-led organizations throughout California, prioritizing the courageous and visionary grassroots advocates and organizers leading California as a whole toward systemic transformation.
In its first round of grantmaking, the California Black Freedom Fund is investing over $6 million to support three established Black networks with proven, long-term working relationships with more than 50 Black-led organizations across the state:
A network of over 30 Black-led and Black-serving organizations maximizing participation in the census and redistricting process among hard to count Black communities.
A community-public-private partnership strengthening the long-term capacity and infrastructure of Black-led and Black-empowering social justice organizations in Southern California (Los Angeles County and Inland Empire).
PICO California: Live Free/ Bring the HEAT
Organizing intervention to protect the basic health, safety, and well-being of all people by demanding a series of immediate and sweeping changes to the current policing system in the United States.
Three rounds of grantmaking have been made in early 2021 to reach a wide and diverse set of Black-led organizations across the state, with the next round of grantmaking anticipated in late February 2021.
The RFP for the next grant round for CBFF will be released on April 12, 2021. Please check the California Black Freedom Fund website on April 12th for more information about the RFP and application process.