Black-led, Black-centered Organizing Fund

Anti-black racism drives many forms of injustice occurring in our region. Over the last several years, Black communities across our region have been organizing to address issues such as mass incarceration, police brutality, the school to prison pipeline, gentrification and displacement, environmental racism, transphobia, and the exploitation of workers. 

The Black-led, Black-centered Organizing Fund is a special fund at Bread & Roses. The Fall 2017 Giving Project members raised money from their friends and family to make $130,000 in grants to 13 grassroots groups doing Black-led, Black-centered organizing in our region.

2018 Black-led, Black-centered Organizing Fund Grants

Agape African Senior Services Center enables immigrant and refugee seniors to live independently by facilitating peer support groups.

Amistad Law Project is a prison abolition legal organization that provides legal services to incarcerated people and organizes for community restorative justice. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Black and Brown Workers Cooperative organizes displaced Black residents to form strategies to resist gentrification. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Concerned Citizens of Point Breeze is a group of neighbors working to promote racial and economic justice by addressing gentrification and displacement through advocacy and education. | Facebook

PhillySUN, a program of Media Mobilizing Project, organizes parents and community members in Southwest Philadelphia to envision improvements in their schools, neighborhoods, and across the city.  | WebsiteTwitter | Instagram

Parents United for Public Education is a citywide group of Philadelphia parents fighting for equitable public school funding at the neighborhood, district, city, and state levels. | Website | Facebook

Philadelphia Student Union is growing the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Reconstruction, Inc is a constituent-led organization advancing racial, economic, and environmental justice by politicizing returning citizens, organizing young people, and educating members. | Website | Facebook

Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, and grassroots groups building power and relationships to regain collective control of land and food. | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Urban Creators is a grassroots organization rooted in North Philadelphia that transforms neglected landscapes into dynamic, safe spaces that foster connectivity and self-sufficiency. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram produces art events, community design charrettes, youth programs, and community-centered public art installations in North Philadelphia. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Snapchat

Womanist Working Collective is a social action and support collective of Black womyn, both cis & trans, and gender variant folks using community organizing, philanthropy, and self-care to dismantle systems of oppression. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) is a youth-led organization that empowers currently and formerly incarcerated young people through artistic expression, political education, and leadership development. | Website | Facebook | Twitter

How do I support the Black-led, Black-centered Organizing Fund? 

Although fundraising for the Black-led, Black-centered Organizing Fund is now over, you can still support organizing for racial and economic justice by making a donation now.


Email for more information or call 215.731.1007 ext. 206.