Who We Support
Black Justice Fund
Communities Foundation Of Oklahoma
Award Date: December 7, 2020
The OKC Black Justice Fund sought to advance racial equity and justice in Oklahoma City. It provided financial support to Black-led organizations, along with others who can support the mission. The fund, located at the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, provided grants to organizations for the following focus areas:
- Performing research, data analysis and reporting to determine the current state of human rights and racial equity in Oklahoma City and identify recommendations for improvement.
- Advancing economic and leadership development, civic engagement and advocacy efforts in Northeast Oklahoma City and other historically under-resourced communities.
- Supporting community-led partnerships between law enforcement and the Black community.
- Implementing community-led policing reforms in areas including, but not limited to, diversity in recruiting and hiring practices, de-escalation and racial sensitivity training, and citizen engagement and oversight.
A committee composed of local donors and Black community leaders directed the Fund.