Black Liberation Now Fund

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.

Coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer

“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

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

Black Liberation Now Fund Grantees

ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power)
African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
Agape African Senior Center, Inc.
Amistad Law Project
Ardella’s House
Black and Brown Workers Collective
Black Lives Matter Philadelphia
Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM)
Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration (CADBI)
Concerned Citizens of Point Breeze
Contemporary Black Canvas
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition
Fathers and Children Together
Girls Justice League
Healing Communities USA
Holly Street Neighbors Community Garden
Human Rights Coalition

Johnson House Historic Site
LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty
Mt. Vernon Manor CDC
National Institute for Healthy Human Spaces
One Art Community Center
Parents United for Public Education
Philadelphia Black Pride
Philadelphia Coalition for R.E.A.L. Justice
Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Philadelphia Student Union
Philly Schools Unifying Neighborhoods (PhillySUN)
POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild)
Purple House Project PA
Reconstruction Inc.

Sappho And LaRoyce Foundation
Senior to Senior Community Outreach
Sisters Returning Home
Soil Generation
T.U.F.F. Girls
The Advocate Center for Culture and Education
The Elevation Project
The Empowerment Center USA
The Womanist Working Collective
Urban Creators
Urban Tree Connection
Why Not Prosper
X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP)
Youth United for Change