Funders Network Seeks Increased Support for Black-Led Social Change 

Case Statement Urges Funding, Immediate Steps to Help Black Community Thrive

A call to action released this week by a network of funders urges foundations and grantmakers to markedly increase support to Black-led social change organizations. Their goal is to make Black communities thrive and empower the nation to take its most ambitious strides for racial and social equity. 

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change intends to spark new energy to vitalize and strengthen the infrastructure for Black-led organizations. The 18-page document was issued by the Black Social Change Funders Network (BSCFN), an initiative forged by the leadership of ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities and the Hill-Snowdon Foundation. View more...

Black History Month Poster Giveaway 
In celebration of Black History Month, McKinney & Associates is giving away four amazing pieces of poster art from critically-acclaimed documentaries. Click here for your chance to win! 
JustUS Voices Survey Findings 

The results are in from last month's JustUS Voices survey. Eighty-three formerly incarcerated women shared their stories about the struggles they faced while locked up, as well as the hardships they encountered re-entering society upon release. The data collected from the submissions was very interesting and eye-opening. Here's a brief snapshot of the findings:

  • Over half of the respondents were Black
  • 60% of these women make less than $40,000 annually
  • The average age of those who submitted their stories is 61.7 years old
  • Most have at least some college experience
  • The most recurring themes were "Child/Family Reunification" and "Trauma and Violence"
Stay tuned for videos, blog posts, resources, and much more from JustUS Voices - Storytelling for Change.
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