“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
― Maya Angelou
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage.
"I can’t make people not afraid of black people. I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t explain what’s happening in your head. But maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving your kids, taking care of things that I care about—maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of your discrimination. Maybe that slowly will unravel it. That’s all we have, because we can’t do it for them, because they’re broken. Their brokenness in how they see us is a reflection of this brokenness. And you can’t fix that. All you can do is the work."
Black & Brown Founders was created by our Founder and Board Chair, Aniyia Williams, during her entrepreneurship residency with Code2040 in 2017. Inspired by conversations with Deldelp Medina and the experiences fundraising for her tech company, Aniyia discovered the many gaps of venture funding and disparities in supporting people of color.
Aniyia wanted to provide solutions for founders of color who have limited resources and may never see a dollar of outside investment.
Right now, access to the ballot box is under attack across the country and we cannot maintain our freedom without free and fair elections. Fair Fight Action is fighting to make sure that every eligible American citizen, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status, has the right to vote.