BRIC Fund Unveils
New BRIC Legacy Fund and Liberation Investment Grant
During Black Philanthropy Month, the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund announced its new BRIC Legacy Fund and Liberation Investment Grant. Both initiatives fuel BRIC’s journey to accomplish its vision of breaking down barriers, building growth opportunities, and becoming a vital resource invested in long-term community outcomes. But more importantly, it illustrates BRIC’s commitment to helping Colorado’s Black-led and serving nonprofits expand, stabilize, and provide essential services that will continue to build stronger Black communities. The BRIC Legacy Fund will allow for the expansion of BRIC’s programs to address community needs and increase its community investments for years to come. The Denver Foundation kicked off the fundraising efforts for the BRIC Legacy Fund by committing to match all contributions to the fund dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000.
During the announcement, the BRIC Fund awarded the first Liberation Investment Grants to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and the Collaborative Healing Initiative within Communities (CHIC Denver), each receiving $100,000. Since its inception three years ago, the BRIC Fund has awarded nearly $4 million to more than 300 Black-led and serving Colorado nonprofits. The BRIC Fund Liberation Investment Grant will be awarded to nonprofit organizations whose work is leading transformational efforts and projects to create systemic changes for Black people – that build community-wide opportunities, produce multi-generational impact and leave a legacy that benefits Colorado’s Black communities in the future.