2021 Grant Cycle (OPEN)

African American Legacy is now accepting applications for the 2021 grant cycle to community organizations with a strong commitment to social justice and a programmatic focus on the following areas:

2021 Focus Areas:

AAL will support Black community organizations working in alignment on the following:

  • Education– we seek to support organizations that provide academic enrichment assistance to Black students, grades K-12
  • Mental Health– we seek to support organizations that prepare providers or community members to deliver or advocate for trauma informed care that 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 advances the Movement for Blacks Lives in Chicago
  • Arts– we seek to support arts and cultural organizations that share and celebrate the lived experiences of Black people past and present
  • Job Creation– we seek to support organizations that create jobs through social enterprises, worker cooperatives or micro entrepreneurship for youth, ages 16 to 24

You can find complete eligibility and application details in the 2021 Request for Proposals (PDF format).To apply, please complete and submit your application through GrantCentral, the Trust’s online grants management system, by May 10, 2021.

For additional information on the 2021 Grant Cycle register for the webinar on April 14th 10-11 a.m. Click here to register.