Black Women
Impact Grants

One Million Black Women is proud to invest $10 million through our Black Women Impact Grants, a multi-year grant program, scaling the efforts of nonprofits that are led by Black women and narrowing opportunity gaps at pivotal moments in a Black woman’s life.

In partnership with members of the One Million Black Women Advisory Council, Philanthropy Leaders, and One Million Black Women Ambassadors, from more than 800 eligible applications, 50 Black-women led nonprofits from across the country were selected.

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Mereida Goodman

Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center

Kenita Smith

H.O.P.E, Inc.
(Helping Other People be Empowered)

Sharon Steele

Habitat for Humanity

Camille Reynolds Lewis

Hannibal Square Community Land Trust, Inc.

Kristina Newton

Hope for Youth, Inc. (HYPE)

Eryn Hathaway

ICE Mentors
(Eryn PiNK Girl Empowerment)

Dorothea Bernique, AFC

Increasing H.O.P.E Financial Training Center

Andrea Garner

Inspiring Minds
Greater Philadelphia

Kelly Fair

Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program

Diane Ragsdale

South Dallas Fair Park Innercity Community Development Corporation

Tosha Wilson

The Aux
(fiscal agent:
The Growing Season)

Nicole Scott

The BRidge Agency, Inc.

Annette Dove

TOPPS - Targeting Our People's Priorities with Service

Ricki Fairley

TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

Valarie Worthy

TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

Wanda G. Best

Upton Planning Committee, Inc.

Gloria Dickerson

We2gether Creating Change

Meet Our Philanthropy Leaders

We’ve engaged our One Million Black Women Philanthropy Leaders and Community Partners to lend their invaluable experience to the Black Women Impact Grants Program and recommend the final 50 grantees.

Melissa Bradley

Founder & General Partner of 1863 Ventures and Co-founder of Ureeka

Melanie Campbell

President & CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Convener of The Black Women’s Roundtable

Cheryl Dorsey

President of Echoing Green

Christina Lewis

Co-founder of Giving Gap

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

President & Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.

President & CEO, Grantmakers for Girls of Color

In Their Own Words, Nonprofit Leaders Define What Black Women Impact Grants Mean to Them








One Million Black Women Community Partners

In our first year, we partnered with community-based organizations that we met through listening sessions, introductions through our Advisory Council and other Black women leaders, and inbound through our OMBW survey. These leaders played an invaluable role in guiding us in our first year as we focused on listening and learning and laid the groundwork for the Black Women Impact Grants program.

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