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Black Liberation Now Fund

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The roots of our organization are in lifting up and providing financial support to radical leadership for Black liberation. In the decades since our founding, we have never wavered from our primary mission of funding grassroots community organizing, especially Black organizers and other organizers of color.

The Black Liberation Now Fund is a special initiative at Bread & Roses Community Fund that made one-time $10,000 grants to 50 Black-led grassroots community organizing groups in the Philadelphia region.

See our full list of grantees here.

Check out this October 13 Philadelphia Inquirer article covering the Black Liberation Now Fund by Samantha Melamed!

“Community organizing is what creates sustainable change. Our goal is creating a just society and movements are going to get us there. Those movements need money to make it happen.”

Casey Cook, executive director

The Bread & Roses team welcomes Poe Brown!

Poe became involved with Bread & Roses through the Fall 2018 Immigration Justice Giving Project, which opened the door to her exploration of Philadelphia. We now welcome Poe to the Bread & Roses team as our development manager!

Prior to starting this role, Poe worked with a nonprofit legal aid organization writing and reporting on grants, overseeing compliance aspects of several grants, interacting with funders, and managing various databases. Poe also has a background in student affairs at the undergraduate level supporting first-year students in residential life communities.

Poe believes deeply in the power of youth, community, and resistance in the form of joy. She finds her joy in knitting, puzzling, and caring for her growing collection of plants.