BLM Survival Fund

Given the immense economic hardship that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), in solidarity with BLM Grassroots, is launching the BLM Survival Fund. This fund is part of a long legacy of groups stepping in to help those failed by our current systems of power. The inadequacy of the recent stimulus package and federal inaction on COVID-19 relief has heightened the urgency and led us to launch this fund now.

While the BLM Survival Fund gives people room to breathe and escape a constant mindset of scarcity and stress, it is also a signal of BLMGNF's investment in Black life in 2021 and beyond. As we call on the Biden-Harris administration to go bigger and do more to serve Black people, the BLM Survival Fund is a call to action for partners to bolster BLMGNF’s financial commitment and increase the BLM Survival Fund’s impact.

UPDATE: So Much More Needs to Be Done.

The BLM Survival Fund has met its goal of providing direct support to nearly 3,000 Black people and their families, and we will be closing applications until further notice. The enormous response has highlighted how severe the economic crisis still is for millions of Black people across the country, and how much more needs to be done.

We call on corporations and foundations to allow us to meet the enormous demand and continue getting cash into the hands of those who need it most.

We can’t wait any longer. Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 stimulus package now. Delays are contributing to people’s hardship, and we need Congress to step up and provide monthly survival checks for our communities.

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