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2020 microgrants

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: 


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.)

Covered Community

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.

Ohana Center

Mighty Little Giants, Inc.

Therapeutic Play Foundation

Project Joy, Inc.


Inland Valley Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Unstoppable Awards

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.

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