A $200 million “gamechanger” endowment is on the line; Black-led, Black-focused organizations can now apply

The successful organization will have a demonstrated ability to ensure equitable distribution of funds from coast to coast to coast

Why It Matters

Black communities and Black-serving organizations are chronically underfunded by both the private and public sector, receiving about seven cents for every $100 donated to big charities in Canada. A self-sustaining fund could help change that, by providing Black-led organizations with a stable, predictable source of funding.


The Peace Tower in Ottawa. Photo: Jason Hafso, via UpSplash

Gabe Oatley’s work on this story is made possible by the Future of Good editorial fellowship covering the social impact world’s rapidly changing funding models, supported by Future of Good, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada. See our editorial ethics and standards here.

After months of virtual roundtables and engagement with Black stakeholders, the Canadian government has issued a call for proposals for its previously announced $200 million, endowment fund.

“We’re very pleased to see that the federal government is moving on realizing what has been a long-awaited and long-dreamt institution for Black communities,” said Liban Abokor

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