The Black Futures Fund

Est. 2020 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Board of Directors

Khalilah Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott, former and current Foundation Board chairs, respectively. Photo credit: Judy Sirota Rosenthal.

The Black Futures Fund was created by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors to advance racial equity in Greater New Haven and to tackle the structures that contribute to racial disparities in our community. The events of 2020 underscored and revealed the depths of these challenges and the need for a sustained commitment to prioritizing racial equity.

The Black Futures Fund will support Black-led organizations and the promotion of Black leadership and grassroots advocacy, including emerging voices, ideas and collaborations on the front lines of challenging historical and cultural attitudes.

In 2022, nearly 100 Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits were supported by The Black Futures Fund with matching funds during The Great Give.

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Black Futures Fund