Building Leaders and Cultivating Change Fund

The mission of the B.L.A.C.C. Fund is to empower the African American community in Los Angeles. 

B.L.A.C.C. seeks to harness the collective giving power of Angelenos who want justice and liberation for Black people. As a multigenerational network of donor-activists, B.L.A.C.C. supports organizations working on the front lines of social justice in our local communities. 

We use four overarching principles to guide our grantmaking: Truth, Strength, Strategic Disruption and Love. 

Truth―Efforts that are grounded in the liberation of Black people, acknowledging the need to equitably shift the power relationship between black and white populations.

Ex: Social Justice Learning Institute to support travel scholarships for youth to testify in Sacramento.

Strength―Efforts that support the capacity of Black people to mobilize our individual, collective and community assets toward systemic change.

Ex: Los Angeles Black Worker Center and their efforts to increase access to quality jobs for  Black workers.

Strategic Disruption―Efforts that boldly confront conditions that perpetuate inequity, from narratives that justify racial difference, indignity and oppression to policies that reinforce the same.

Ex: Yes on Measure J, integrated voter engagement efforts in the Black community (SCOPE, Black Women for Wellness and California Calls Action Project), the Mother’s Day Bailout Campaign (LA CAN)

Love―Efforts that facilitate avenues by which Black people can pursue self-and-community care to heal from the trauma of systemic racism.

Ex: A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project to support services and legal advocacy for formerly incarcerated women seeking to reunify with their children.

Membership begins at $25 a month ($300/year) with no maximum. Contributors at $50 a month or more (minimum $600/year) are given a vote in deciding which organizations receive a grant from B.L.A.C.C.

All members are invited to our quarterly Lunch and Learn events, Proposition Parties, and other community building and outreach events (i.e. Black Women’s Happy Hour).

Members who contribute at the $600/year level are invited to attend an annual private event. 

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

Giving Levels

Builder―$25/month ($300 annual) 

  • Name listed on the B.L.A.C.C. website
  • Invitation to quarterly Lunch and Learn, Prop Parties, other community and outreach events

Leader―$50/month ($600 annual) - Contributors at the Visionary level will have the following benefits:

  • Invitation to our annual private event
  • Name listed on the B.L.A.C.C. website
  • Invitation to quarterly Lunch and Learn, Prop Parties, other community and outreach events
 

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Liberty Hill Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax identification number is 51-0181191.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.
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