The Building Black Communities Fund distributes 40 grants

The Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative announced Tuesday, June 22, that 40 Building Black Communities Fund grants have been awarded to black-led nonprofits and serving black people in central Arkansas.

The grants support programs and initiatives specifically designed to impact Blacks and communities in the Little Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Pulaski, Saline, Perry, Grant, Faulkner and Lonoke counties.

“Facebook, Inc. provided the funding, the Community Foundation provided the infrastructure to make the grants, and black leaders in central Arkansas determined which nonprofits received them,” Heather Larkin said. , President and CEO of the Arkansas Community Foundation.

Grant recipients serve in at least one of the following areas:

Support for small businesses and economic development
Community improvement
Personal services and basic needs
Civil rights, social action, organization and advocacy (non-political)
Leadership development and capacity building
Arts / Culture / Humanities

“This significant grant will allow black-led organizations to amplify their voices in the giving space,” said Derek Lewis of Black Philanthropy Collaborative. “The 40 grant recipients were able to demonstrate established relationships and a good track record of working on activities that impact black communities.”

For more information on this program and a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

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