The Transforming Power Fund launched the Freedom Fund in solidarity with community groups leading direct action to demand justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and those organizing for systemic shifts away from institutions perpetuating violence.
The goal of the Freedom Fund is to support community-led efforts that promote the well-being of majority Black Detroit, and invest in organizations that are demanding transformative policy change.
The Freedom Fund will distribute $7,500 grants to nine organizations totaling $67,500. Grantee projects center care, safety, wellness, and healing for Black people in Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Detroit, and will be executed over a one year timeline.
2020 Freedom Fund grantees:
- BYP 100 Education Fund – Detroit
- Goddess Great
- Motor City Sings
- The People’s Action
- Black to the Land Coalition
- Poetic Societies
- Raising Awareness with Students
- House of Ku’umba, Ku’umba Collective
- We Want Green Too – Farming Dreams
Congratulations to our Freedom Fund grantees! Thank you for your committed action to sustaining the well-being of majority Black Detroit.