The Black Girl Dream Fund Grant Opportunity is Open
About the Black Girls Dream Fund
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.
The 2021 Black Girl Dream Fund offers general operating grants. Learn more about the SBGWC Outcomes.
Completing the Application
- For questions and guidance, we will offer several Grant Seeker Workshops Monday, November 1 through Friday, Nov 19, 2021 at 6:30 EST . Register for one of the sessions.
- We use an online system called Fondant. Applicants will need to create a profile to complete the application. Begin a new application now. Follow these steps to create an account. How to create a new account
- We will also accept video applications.
- If you prefer, a paper application is available. Download Dream Fund Grantee Partners Application
Organizations wishing to apply must:
- Work and be located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.
- Led and informed by black girls and women, community led
- Serve black girls and women
- Organizations must have their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please let us know if you need assistance in obtaining a fiscal sponsor.
- However, individuals that operate programs for black girls may.
We do not fund:
- Profit-making organizations
- Electoral lobbying for initiatives or public office
- Major capital projects
- Religious-based programing
Apply to Become a Wisdom Council Member.
Help Us Select Our Next Grantee Partners.
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium Wisdom Council will contribute to the movement for Black girls and women across 12 Southern states. Council members will inform and focus our efforts on regional/statewide issues affecting Black Girls and Women. Most importantly, Wisdom Council members help us to select grantee partners.
The Wisdom Council is an intergenerational group of leaders who represent the 12 states served by the Consortium. Council members can be as young as 12 and will have expertise in movement building and a deep knowledge of the networks in their state and region.
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium offers multiple funding opportunities in the course of a year. Wisdom Council members serve as the selection committee for one grant cycle. If you join the Wisdom Council, you agree that you can be available at least 2-4 hours a month for council meetings and grant selection throughout November and mid-December.
Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | West Virginia | Virginia