Black Women for Black Girls (BW4BG) is a giving circle composed of Black women from the greater New York area that support organizations, causes and initiatives that seek to enhance the lives of black girls throughout the five boroughs. BW4BG members pledge a financial contribution to create grant-making opportunities.
The Believe In A Black Girl® Grant will be issued to programs and organizations that have demonstrated both the ability and the capacity to improve the lives of black girls in the New York area.
Our funding philosophy has asked grant recipients to demonstrate tangible impact in supporting Black girls’ education, economic opportunity or esteem, as recommended by the study, Black Girls in New York City: Untold Strength & Resilience. This year, we are adding areas for impact that speak to our current moment in America, and the need to elevate the voices of Black girls and young women in the public sphere. Proposers should focus on one or more of the following:
Awards include $1,000 to support projects to begin in 2019. We expect to make two awards during this cycle.
To be eligible for consideration, applying organizations must: