Youth & Transformative Justice

A Legacy of Support for Black-Led Organizing

February 28, 2022
By Antwone Roberts

Black-led organizing is a powerful driver of social change in Los Angeles. Since its founding, Liberty Hill Foundation has directly invested in Black-led organizing to build power in communities most impacted by systemic oppression to achieve equity and justice. We believe the people most impacted by injustice must be the ones leading the fight for justice, and we take our lead from the organizers and activists driving the movements for change. Racial justice is also embedded in the core principles of our work at Liberty Hill.

We do everything possible to ensure that more progressive, Black-led organizations have the resources, visibility, infrastructure, and leadership capacity to sustain their day-to-day work of organizing, advocacy, and collective care needed to advocate for Black lives in their communities and achieve transformational change.

This comes to life in our work to provide grants, training, and other support to our partners at Black-led organizations who are fighting the David and Goliath battles every day on issues such as housing and homelessness, jobs and wages, youth justice, environmental justice, education, policing, LGBTQ justice, and much more.

Liberty Hill’s grantmaking strategy is two-fold:

  1. Provide general operating grants to grassroots anchor and rising activist organizations.
  2. Offer tailored capacity building and organizational sustainability support to those groups.

We continue to seek ways to increase investments in Black-led organizing and provide long-term support to grassroots groups working to create safe and vibrant Black communities.

We are incredibly thankful to the donor and funder partners for their commitment to listening and responding to the needs of Black organizers and Black communities. Your support has made it possible for Liberty Hill to provide more support than ever before. And we continue to be inspired by our grantee partners, whose innovation and steadfast dedication to Black liberation is paving the way for a truly equitable world.

We invite you to join our community of donors and doers fighting for social justice. Learn more about how you can support Black-led organizations fighting for Justice for All.