Black Girls Dream Fund

The 2023 Grant Cycle is closed. Please check back to apply for 2024. Black Girls Dream Fund FAQs 2023 BGDF Grantseeker Workshop How to create a new account on our grants management system   ABOUT THE BLACK GIRLS DREAM FUND The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (Southern Black Girls) launched the Black Girls Dream Fund to disrupt current grantmaking efforts in the south and to channel greater resources toward [...]

October 11th, 2022|

#BlackGirlJoy Challenge

What Brings You JOY? The #BlackGirlJoy Challenge welcomes girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth ages 12-24 who can describe their ideas for spreading JOY with their friends, families, and communities to apply for a $550 challenge award. The application will be open for girls who live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. #BGJ Challenge winners will complete [...]

October 11th, 2022|


THE PETE AND THOMAS FOUNDATION JOINS SOUTHERN BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM AS A COMMUNITY PARTNER FOR INAUGURAL “JOY IS OUR JOURNEY” DREAM BUS TOUR, AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 With confirmed stops planned in Atlanta, Little Rock, Jackson and more, the month-long caravan will culminate in Birmingham on September 16-17 for the 2022 Black Girls Dream Conference.  (ATLANTA) AUGUST 24, 2022: TheSouthern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (Southern [...]

August 27th, 2022|

Spread more Black Girl Joy. Donate Today.

Southern girls are concerned about racism at school, the quality of their education, finances at home, and social injustice in their community. If girls are carrying all this, when do they have time to be girls? The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium is a network of activists and philanthropists who fund Black girls' needs with the aim to create space for Joy. Join us. More Ways to [...]

August 5th, 2022|

Congratulations to the 2022 #BlackGirlJoy Challenge Winners

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC)  is proud to be a grantee partner of Comic Relief US, the organization behind Red Nose Day.  Our organizations share a belief in a future where there are no underserved communities. At SBGWC we are choosing to focus on Joy and with support from Comic Relief US, we are providing grants to girls and gender expansive youth, through our #BlackGirlJoyChallenge. These grants [...]

July 18th, 2022|

2022 Black Girls Dream Conference

We can't wait to meet you in the Magic City. We know that JOY is essential. Since we’ve last shared space together we have lived through a pandemic, racial and social justice protests, a contentious electoral cycle, and a continuous slate of violent racially-motivated shootings. We learned from women before us that Joy is a lifesaving strategy.  Rosa Parks, Septima Poinsette Clark, Shirley Sherrod, Diane Nash, Johnnie Carr, [...]

July 18th, 2022|
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