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Building Leaders and Cultivating Change Fund

About Building Leaders and Cultivating Change (B.L.A.C.C.) Fund

The mission of Building Leaders and Cultivating Change (B.L.A.C.C.) Fund is to transform the African American community in Los Angeles. 

B.L.A.C.C. seeks to harness the collective giving power of professionals to support organizations working on the front lines of social justice in Los Angeles. Grants will be awarded to organizations empowering the African American community in the following focus areas: education, jobs and leadership development.

Giving levels begin at $25 a year with no maximum. Contributors at $500 a year and above are given a vote in deciding which organizations receive a grant from B.LA.C.C.; at $750 or more, contributors are invited to attend site visits and other special events.

B.L.A.C.C. officially launched in August 2014 with over 50 professionals in attendance. On its first day, B.L.A.C.C. raised almost $14,000.

As an advised fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation, all contributions to B.L.A.C.C. are tax-deductible.


Giving Levels

LEGACY ($750 and above)

Your name will be included in all B.L.A.C.C. correspondence as a Legacy contributor. Other benefits include:

  • An invitation to participate in a site visit with the finalists for a grant award
  • One vote to determine which organization(s) will be awarded a grant from B.L.A.C.C.
  • Recommend one organization that will be invited to apply for a grant award
  • Receive updates and notification of which organization(s) received a grant from B.L.A.C.C. and the amount of each award

VISIONARY ($500 - $749)

Contributors at the Visionary level will have the following benefits:

  • One vote to determine which organization(s) will be awarded a grant from B.L.A.C.C.
  • Recommend one organization that will be invited to apply for a grant award
  • Receive updates and notification of which organization(s) received a grant from B.L.A.C.C. and the amount of each award

LEADER ($250 - $499)

Contributors at the Leader level will have the following benefits:

  • Recommend one organization that will be invited to apply for a grant award
  • Receive updates and notification of which organization(s) received a grant from B.L.A.C.C. and the amount of each award

BUILDER ($25 - $249)

Contributors at the Builder level will have the following benefit:

  • Receive updates and notification of which organization(s) received a grant from B.L.A.C.C. and the amount of each award

B.L.A.C.C. would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for being part of our Legacy circle.

Individual Partners:

Treca Adams

Sabrina Beason

Lynn Beatty

Sheri Betts

Erin Grimes

Felicia Jones

Jamone & Kaci Patterson

Bernie & Fran Jemmott-Rollins

Kenneth Smith

Onika L. Williams


Institutional Partners:

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)

The California Wellness Foundation

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