Black Latina Girls and Women Fund

Funds will go directly to Black Girls and Women in need

$10,608 by 169 people

$100,000

AfroResistance

Team Members

Janvieve

$5,120 / 20 donors

Collective

$500 / 22 donors

Latinxathon

$560 / 14 donors

LatinAmericanStudentOrganization

$25 / 3 donors

Story

  • Why are we doing this?
    • Black Girls and Women from Latin America need emergency financial support both locally and internationally. 
    • Many transnational Black families that have women head of households are economically hurting because an important source of their income (women in the US) has been impacted by COVID-19.  
    • Black Latina girls are organizing in their local communities more and more and have great ideas that are aligned with the priorities and perspectives of their local communities, we want to help fund them with small grants.

ABOUT THE FUND

The Black Latina Girls and Women Fund was created by Black Latina women in the service of Black Latinx women in the Americas. This fund offers financial support by giving money directly to Black Latin womxn and girls who are experiencing severe financial need across the region, especially due to the COVID19 pandemic.

We acknowledge that Black womxn’s economic struggles are not necessarily new. Black girls and women from Latin America are leading movements and creating systemic change, but they need emergency financial support both locally and internationally. Many transnational Black families that have women head of households are economically hurting because an important source of their income has been impacted by COVID-19.

Either in Brazil, Colombia, United States, or Panama, Black Latina girls and women are organizing in their local communities in the fight against several forms of state violence, including income inequality, unequal access to health care systems, police brutality, and more. We call on you to give radically and help us on the fight against these systems by funding Black Latinxs with small grants that will allow them to address the priorities and perspectives of their local communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This fund was created by AfroResistance, a 10-year-old organization led by Black women from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Black Latina Girls and Women Fund is part of our mission of educating and organizing for human rights, democracy, and racial justice throughout the Americas. 


Who Can Apply for Funds and How:

All Black womxn and girls from the Americas (United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean), are encouraged to apply. The Black Latina Girls and Women Fund will give priority on providing assistance Black self-identified girls and women who: 

  • Have limited access to food and/or medicine
  • Are Undocumented Immigrants
  • Have been impacted by the criminal legal system
  • Live in Rural or Quilombola communities

The first round of applications will open after the fund receives a total of $10,000 in donations. Awards are granted based on available funding and approved applications.

How Funds Will Be Distributed:

All money raised by this effort will go directly to support Black Latina women and girls in need, especially the ones who have been impacted by COVID-19. Awards will be distributed on the basis of need and availability of funds.

We will work directly with awardees to identify a payment method that best suits applicants’ needs across the region. We will provide updates on AfroResistance social media and websites on how funds have been distributed while protecting identities of donors or individuals recipients.

For more information, visit the AfroResistance website. For any questions or inquiries, reach us at [email protected]



Black women and girls around the world are leading movements and creating systemic change. We need collective work to continue responding to local and global issues in the Americas. 

We need your support.

If you want to donate via text message, text afroresistance to (202) 858-1233.



About AfroResistance:

AfroResistance is a 10-year-old organization with the mission of educating and organizing for human rights, democracy, and racial justice throughout the Americas. We are raising funds for supporting Black Girls and Women from Latin America that need emergency financial support both locally and internationally. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support those groups, especially the ones who have been impacted by COVID-19. www.afroresistance.org

Supporters

LatinAmericanStudentOrganization ManhattanvilleCollege received a new donation from Leila

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Janvieve Williams Comrie received a new donation from Rosi Reyes

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$40

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Thank you for your labor of justice and love for Black Latinx girls and womxn.

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$25

Thank you for supporting Black and Latinx girls!

Janvieve Williams Comrie received a new donation from Beatriz Collado

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