Given the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities, several funders approached the Collective about leveraging its knowledge of the Black community to move dollars to organizations impacted by the pandemic.
The micro-grant program launched in August 2020 across the Collective’s three-county regional span and prioritized funding for organizations that are both Black-led and Black-empowering, and did not receive PPP funding either because they were ineligible or did not have the capacity to apply. In October 2020, the 32 organizations listed below received a one-time $10,000 grant from the Collective:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Students Deserve/Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ)
Youth With A Purpose
EarthLodge Center for Transformation
Elite Skills Development
iDREAM for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners
The Gailen & Cathy Reevers Center for Community Empowerment
Reclaiming America's Communities through Empowerment (R.A.C.E.)
Los Angeles Black Worker Center
Community Reflections Inc.
Omega Educational Foundation
South Los Angeles Community Development and Empowerment Corporation (SLACDEC)
Amazing Grace Conservatory
The Way Center of Truth, Inc.
Mighty Little Giants, Inc.
Therapeutic Play Foundation
Project Joy, Inc.
INLAND EMPIRE REGION
Inland Valley Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A Deeper Love Foundation
Emerging Beauty Inc.
Power Speaks Louder, Inc.
Serving The People
Captivating The Culture
The Love Program
National Family Life and Education Center
BLU Educational Foundation
Curls, Coils & Crowns
Clay Counseling Foundation
Young Women's Empowerment Foundation
Diversity Uplifts, Inc.