Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Collective Future
Amount: $100,000 in 2021
What is Collective Future?
Collective Future is a 501(c)4 that works to increase civic engagement and political representation of Black communities.
Why do we think this project is important?
Black women are underrepresented at the local, state, and federal levels of government. This results in legislative policies that often directly or indirectly harm Black women, despite their commitment to championing a healthy and fully inclusive democracy.
The state of Black women and girls isn’t fully known or understood by much of the electorate and those in positions of power, in part, because of the historical erasure in storytelling. When these stories are told in mainstream media and entertainment platforms, their lived experiences are often misrepresented.
The You Are My Sister (YAMS) Institute will work to reveal narratives about Black women and girls that focus on the realities, challenges, needs, and opportunities of this community in a data-driven, yet culturally relevant manner; resulting in proposed solutions to create systemic change.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Collective Future?
In 2021, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $100,000 to Collective Future.