GRANT REPORT: #Justice4DC Supports #OurLivesMatter and #BlackLivesBlossom Initiative for Black Youth

On September 24, 2014, the inaugural #JUSTICE4DC Giving Circle (www.justice4fund.org) composed of 17 members raised $3100 from 137 donors to fund four social justice organizations with gifts ranging from $600 – $1,000. Black Swan Academy  (BSA) received $1000 in funding through the #JUSTICE4 Giving Circle infinitive.  BSA used these funds to host two #OurLivesMatter townhall events for youth, and funding will support a #BlackLivesBlossom kite-making initiative taking place during Washington, DC, National Cherry Blossom Festival. How Grant Funds Were Disbursed: $475.00 – Kite-Making...

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GRANT REPORT: #Justice4DC Funds Police Brutality Formus in DC & MD

On September 24, 2014, the inaugural #JUSTICE4DC Giving Circle composed of 17 members raised $3100 from 137 donors to fund four social justice organizations with gifts ranging from $600 – $1,000. Thursday Network – Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals received $900 in funding to host four community assembly events in Washington, DC (2 events), Prince George’s County ( 1 event) and Montgomery County (1 event).  The events brought together community leaders and neighborhood citizens to discuss police role in keeping communities safe.  Know Your Right Cards were...

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GRANT REPORT: CC Funds Computers and Literacey Software for Youth at Paul Lighthouse Charter School

In June 2013, the Paul Lighthouse Charter School received $2,102 nonprofit grant that was crowd-funded by Capital Cause Young Philanthropists: Anthony E. Harbour (team lead), Shantae Edwards, Ijeoma Nwatu, and Krishana Davis. Capital Cause Young Philanthropists selected the nonprofit after hearing their pitch to receive support for $2,000 to help increase literacy at a charter school.  Administrators asked for funding to purchase a computer and literacy software that could be utilized on the computer and other computers by the school’s population who were reading below grade level. How...

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Grant Application Round Opens: #JUSTICE4DC

The second iteration of the #JUSTIC4DC Giving Circle is opening another round of grants to benefit social justice organizations.   Organizations serving young African-American men may enter to compete for $500 – $1,000 financial grants. The #Justice4 Fund is a millennial-led intiaitive created to fund the social justice organizations working to advocate, protect and support Black lives. In September 2014, seventeen (17) members of Capital Cause nonprofit founded the #Justice4 Fund and in 30 days raised $3100 to fund four social justice projects benefiting 364 citizens whose lives have...

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#Justice4DC Hosts Institute for Young Black Boys

On February 21, 2015, as part of the ongoing #JUSTICE4 initiative to connect young philanthropists contributions to social justice organizations doing work, the #JUSTICE4DC Giving Circle activated 58 donors to help fund an institute designed to empower young boys through workships and hands-on sessions! African-American male young philanthropists hosted sessions that empowered sixty-two (62) young middle school and high school boys.  This day-long mentoring opportunity changed lives by accomplishing three key goals: Hosting intimate rap sessions with young, Black boys Teaching boys how to...

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