Texas’ Own Meg The Stallion Partners With Southern Black Girls To Offer Grants
Did you know that Black women and girls receive less than one percent of the $4.8 billion in philanthropic investments in the South?
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (Southern Black Girls) is a collective of Black women in philanthropy, activism and girls’ work, who hold deep roots in movement-building.
Established in 2017, Southern Black Girls has become a disruptor in grant-making and is positioned as a catalyst to fundraise and provide greater resources toward underfunded organizations that, intentionally, support and empower Black girls and women in the South.
Southern Black Girls recognizes their critical role and the importance of centering the lived experiences and leadership of those most impacted by deep-seated injustices.
The organization is led by four anchor institutions including the Appalachian Community Fund, the BlackBelt Community Foundation, the Fund for Southern Communities and the TruthSpeaks Innovation Foundation. The collective also includes a host of grassroots and advocacy partners, who are actively engaging in this work across the region.
Their Mission Is Very Clear.
Fed up with reports confirming that Black women and girls receive less than one percent of the $4.8 billion in philanthropic investments in the south, Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium made it their mission to raise $100 million over the next decade to financially empower the goals of Black girls and women.
To date, they have already awarded $3.7 million to 221 Black women-led organizations and 504 girls across 13 southern states - Alabama, Arkansas, East Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
We Spoke With The Southern Black Girls Executive Director Malikah Berry Rogers.
Melz recently talked to Ms. Rogers about the work the SBGWC does and their partnership with Texas rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion's Pete and Thomas Foundation, a non-profit organization that was founded by the rapper which and aims to catalyze resources to effect meaningful and positive change in the lives of women and children, senior citizens and underserved communities across the globe.
For more details about how your organization can apply for upcoming grants and information about SBGWC, visit their website BY CLICKING HERE.