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Black Resilience in Colorado Fund Grants $650,000 to 67 Black-Led and Serving Nonprofits to Build Community Impact

The organization has awarded over $5 million since 2020

 

DENVER, CO (June 18, 2024) – The Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund announced the award of $650,000 in grants to 67 Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits in Colorado. In four years, BRIC has granted over $5 million to over 400  nonprofit organizations while providing valuable resources and programs to strengthen their capacity and increase community impact. The BRIC Fund was established in 2020 to address and remove the barriers of systemic racism and inequities that have affected Black communities. 


“We are proud to mark BRIC’s fourth anniversary by continuing to invest in the community-changing work of Black-led nonprofits that serve our Black communities in Colorado,” explained LaDawn Sullivan, BRIC Fund executive director.  “By building stronger Black communities, collectively investing in ourselves, advocating for change, and owning our power of resilience, we will rise and thrive BRIC by BRIC.”  


Grants are awarded after an extensive review process of the applications by a diverse group of Black leaders to ensure they meet the priorities and criteria determined by the community with input from nonprofit partners/grantees. The selected grant recipients represent a wide range of community interests reflecting BRIC’s six focus areas – emerging needs, economic opportunity, health, housing, racial justice, and youth. These organizations provide resources and services to Colorado Black communities, including but not limited to cultural arts, educational enrichment, youth mentorship, employment, financial education, mental health, and social and racial justice. 

 

BRIC Fund 2024 Spring Grant Recipients:

Dads With a Plan

Ethiopian Community Television 

Kappa Housing Inc. (Kappa Tower I)


The BRIC Fund awards responsive grant applications once a year, and the next BRIC Grant cycle will open in Spring 2025. Organizations interested in applying for funding can find the grant requirements and application portal online at www.bricfund.org.  

 


About Black Resilience in Colorado Fund

Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund is the first Black-focused community fund established in Colorado, explicitly providing financial resources and support to Black-led and Black-serving organizations. Launched on June 19, 2020 (Juneteenth holiday), BRIC is a movement for change to address systemic racism and inequities that negatively impact Black communities throughout Colorado. Through the BRIC Fund, nonprofits can leverage community assets, build organizational capacity, and secure emergency relief resources in times of crisis. In four years, BRIC has successfully provided over $200k in capital improvement loans, leadership, and organization development programming to 250 plus BIPOC nonprofit leaders and has partnered with similar resource entities to secure $33M in capacity grants for Colorado’s historically marginalized frontline nonprofits. BRIC strives to ensure communities can lead with solutions by them, for them, and with their needs in mind - centered on leadership, advocacy, philanthropy, and partnerships and together can build stronger communities BRIC by BRIC. The Denver Foundation fiscally sponsors the BRIC Fund. For more information, please visit www.bricfund.org.


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