Novo Foundation Partners With Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium to Support Growing Movement for Black Girls in the Southeastern U.S.
The NoVo Foundation today announced a new partnership with the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium, a new collective of funders, activists and community leaders working to advance the movements for Black girls and women in the Southeast. The consortium will co-create an infrastructure for regional grantmaking and movement building, providing resources to locally-based organizations that work directly with Black girls, including those outside of traditional non-profit organizations.
In addition to direct grantmaking, the consortium will coordinate efforts and support opportunities to provide spaces for healing, political education, and capacity building for movements that center and are led by Black girls and women.
The consortium, coordinated by LaTosha Brown of TruthSpeaks Consulting, is comprised of a community of Black women in philanthropy, activism and girls’ work and is supported by the following foundations:
“Through this exciting opportunity of the launch of the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium we seek to create a new funding model that will be shaped by the very people that have been most marginalized and impacted in the region by poverty, racism and homophobia — Black girls,” said LaTosha Brown. “This new partnership with NoVo Foundation provides a great opportunity for us to reimagine a South where Black girls are supported, safe and soaring to new heights.”
The partnership follows an announcement NoVo made in April 2017 about its grantmaking strategy for a seven-year, $90 million commitment to support the movement for girls of color in the United States...