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The Collective works with a network of Black-led, Black-empowering (BLBE) organizations in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.

To learn more about our nonprofit partners, please contact the Collective

if you’re a Black-led and Black-empowering organization and would like to learn more about The Collective, join us!

join the collective

By joining the Collective, organizations must be:

  • Black-led (Black leaders are in a position of influence within the organization)

    • A plurality of the Board is Black, AND 

    • Executive Director is Black, or the Executive Leadership/Organizational Lead is majority Black. 

  • Black-empowering (not just Black-serving)

The organization demonstrates an institutional commitment to justice and liberation for Black people, evidenced by one or more of the following:

  • Developing a constituent base working to advance structural and systemic changes that improves the material conditions for Black life.

  • Embedding Black voice and the lived experiences of Black people as critical expertise that guides the fabric of the organization’s mission, vision, values, programs, and services, such that organizational stakeholders are intentional about developing both individual agency and community capacity to advocate for conditions that enable Black people to thrive. 

  • Committed to the long-term sustainability of Black organizations working to end systemic racism. 

We value community-driven social change and work to build capacity among Black-led and Black-empowering organizations working to end systemic racism while also working to build capacity in philanthropy to work more effectively with Black communities.   

The Collective Model


Institutional Grantmakers

Family Foundations

Individual Donors

Public Agencies


        Community Organizations

Advocacy Groups

Research & Training Institutions

Service Providers


Joint learning

Collaborative practice

Relationship building

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