Social Justice takes a lot of work and a lot of money. Now Our Fund Foundation and Community Foundation of Broward are giving money to the people doing the work.
Their new LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Partnership is awarding $400,000 in grants. Seven local nonprofits will benefit from this concerted effort towards social and racial equity for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC (Black & Indigenous People of Color) residents.
“As longtime champions of LGBTQ+ residents, Our Fund Foundation and the Community Foundation of Broward are natural partners, both supported by generous donors who prioritize inclusion and equity in Broward County and beyond,” said Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.
Chainless Change, Inc.
Peers Optimistically Working to End Recidivism (POWER)
Equality Florida Institute
Safe and Healthy Schools
Maven Leadership Collective
Building Belonging in Broward
Be The Change
The Lifeboat Project
Ujima Men’s Collective, Inc.
World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
Fighting Stigma and Building Community through the Arts
This has been in the works for several months. Last fall the two community foundations launched a strategic partnership and new grantmaking collaboration, teaming up to pool their respective expertise and critical philanthropic resources to maximize the greatest positive impact for Broward County LGBT residents.
“We are ecstatic to partner with the Community Foundation of Broward for this new Social Justice grant which seeks to reveal and tackle discrimination and disparities in health care, education, economic independence and other essentials and better the quality of life for LGBTQ+ residents,” said David Jobin, Our Fund Foundation president and CEO.