African American Legacy is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle to Black community organizations working in alignment with the following focus areas:
- Education. We seek to support organizations that provide academic enrichment assistance in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics to Black students, grades K-12.
- Mental Health. We seek to support organizations that prepare providers or community members to deliver or advocate for a broad range of mental health services including trauma informed care, and in doing so, actively responds to the disproportionate burden of stress on Black people and Black communities due to employment instability, financial strain, family stress, trauma, and gun violence.
- Activism. We seek to support organizations that actively dismantle anti-Black racism and improves the quality of life for Black people and communities.
- Arts. We seek to support arts and cultural organizations that share and celebrate the lived experiences of Black people past, present, and future.
- Job Creation. We seek to support organizations that create jobs through social enterprises, worker cooperatives or micro entrepreneurship for youth, ages 16-24.
Please join the webinar hosted by AAL on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. CDT to learn more about this grant cycle and to get your specific questions answered prior to submitting your proposal. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can find complete eligibility and application details here.
To apply, please complete and submit your application through GrantCentral, The Chicago Community Trust’s online grants management system, by Friday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. *Reminder, all applicants, regardless of prior status MUST register or re-register in the new GrantsCentral system! If you have questions about this, please email email@example.com.