Spotlights

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 Grantees

Dear Instigators and Changemakers, 


Spring 2024 has been a significant cycle for DC Fund, our movement leaders, and DC overall. This cycle we increased power in our grantmaking by increasing our grant sizes up to $10,000 and $25,000 (read more in Our Compass Report!) Besides everything they do, our movements leaders are organizing to prevent over $1B in proposed cuts in FY2025 DC Budget which starts Oct 1st–one of the largest budget cuts we’ve ever seen making this increase timely.  We are proud to share we redistributed $646,000 to 64 groups, coalitions, and organizations this grant cycle. This is by far the largest grant round we’ve had in DC Fund history!!! This significant milestone is thanks to you: instigators of change funding our work, changemakers of color building community power, and peers institutions committed to racial and social justice. 
We are honored to be in partnership with you. We are in this for long-haul and we’ll be together until we reach liberation. 


In partnership and with gratitude, Tamira and the DC Fund Instigating Staff and Board

If you need to catch up in our programs redesign work, read Our Compass Report!

Meet Our Grantees

Community-led Grantmaking

Guided by our theory of change, Diverse City Fund puts grantmaking power into the hands of the Grantmaking Team (GT). All grant decisions were made by our volunteer Grantmaking Team – people of the global majority active in liberation-work in DC. We know that when impacted people and people with direct experience advocating, organizing, and healing, make decisions, the outcomes are transformative.

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We are grateful to our incredible Grantmaking Team who led us in reviewing and awarding funds to our 2024 Spring Grantees.

Our Spring 2024 Grantmaking Team included:

Jabari Zakiya, Travis Ballie, Kristi Matthews-Jones, Sherri Davis, Roberto Tijerina, Charnal Chaney, Thomas Blanton, Herbert Robinson, Jourgette “Ms. J” Reid-Sillah, I-Ra Abubaker, K.C. Atha, Emani Cannady, Alfredo Castro, Chioma Iwuoha, Dawnn Leary, Brenda Perez, Kuma Padua, and Winnie Huston.

This cycle’s Grantmaking Team was supported by a wonderful facilitator: Ericka Taylor

Photography by Kayla Daley