OKC Black Justice Fund Accepting Applications on Nearly $300K Available to Black-led Organizations
OKLAHOMA CITY – The OKC Black Justice Fund is seeking applications from African American-led organizations and those that work to advance racial equity and justice in Oklahoma City. Applications can be submitted online and must be received by 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2020.
The OKC Black Justice Fund has raised over $290,000 since it was launched in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma in June. As a short-term initiative to fund organizations in Oklahoma City that are already working toward racial justice, it aims to be a catalyst for long-term conversations, investments and action toward racial justice in the community.
Grants will be awarded in four areas:
- research and data analysis on human rights and racial equity
- economic and leadership development, civic engagement and advocacy
- community-led partnerships between law enforcement and the Black community
- and community-led policing reforms
Any organizations or groups that are working to advance racial equity and justice within the city limits of Oklahoma City may apply for a grant. Organizations do not need to be a 501(c)(3) to be eligible for funding, and there are no limitations regarding the size or type of the organization.
Funding decisions will be directed by a 12-person evaluation committee, which includes members of the Black community and donors.
Hear from Andre Caldwell from the evaluation committee on the goals and what organizations could apply.
Applicants must create an account through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma grant portal in order to submit their applications. More information about the fund and details on how to apply, including the full list of application questions, can be found online at BlackJusticeFund.org/Apply.
The fund is also still accepting donations from foundations, corporations and individuals. More details about the fund are available online at BlackJusticeFund.org.