The Black Girls Dream Fund was created to shift current grantmaking efforts in the South and to channel greater resources toward organizations that are intentionally supporting and empowering Black girls and women.

Inspired and informed by research conducted by SBGWC through listening sessions with hundreds of Black girls and women throughout the South, funding will be used to advance services and support.  We fund education, community development, entrepreneurship, health, travel and cultural exposure and wellness and safety for girls and women in the following 12 Southern states;  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia..  LEARN MORE.

Deadline November 22


Help us select our next grantee partners. Apply to become a Wisdom Council member.

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium Wisdom Council will contribute to the movement for Black girls and women across the 12 Southern states. Council members will inform and focus our efforts on Regional/State issues affecting Black Girls and Women and contribute to a regional strategy for grantmaking by helping us to select grantee partners for the next grant opportunity.  LEARN MORE.


The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium is partnering with the NoVo foundation to support the growing movement for Black girls in the Southeastern U.S. a new collective of funders, activists and community leaders working to advance the movements for Black girls and women in the Southeast.

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium will co-create an infrastructure for regional grantmaking and movement building, providing resources to locally-based organizations run by and working directly for black girls, including those outside of traditional non-profit organizations.

For the next twelve months, the consortium will partner with girls and those who center girls in their work to design an infrastructure that will manage grantmaking and additional capacities needed in the Southeast, while supporting and strengthening social movements for Black girls.

In addition to direct grantmaking, the consortium will coordinate efforts and support opportunities to provide spaces for healing, political education, and organize capacity building for movements that center and are led by Black girls and women.

Who We Are

The consortium is coordinated entirely by a community of Black women in philanthropy, activism and girls’ work, who hold deep roots in movement-building throughout the Southeast. The partnership recognizes their critical role and the importance of centering the lived experiences and leadership of those most impacted by deep-seated injustice

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