THE HOMECOMING INITIATIVE
The Anti Racism Fund takes action by providing capital to organizations as a way to inject social change. We connect you with a hand-selected portfolio of organizations aligned with our Four Pillars of Purpose.
The ARF’s inaugural portfolio was called “The Take Action Initiative” — we have since selected four organizations for “The Homecoming Initiative.”
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities.
Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students. On October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida.
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, the name was changed to Spelman College in 1924. Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.
Founded in 1867 in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., Morehouse College has had a 150-year legacy of producing educated men and global leaders. The college was renamed Morehouse College in 1913. The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. A private historically black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.
THE TAKE ACTION INITIATIVE
June 2020 - $275,000 raised
The Bail Project disrupts mass incarceration at the front end of the judicial system by providing cash bail to people in need.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
BAI is a Black “think and do tank” powered by Black communities across the country to provide high quality direct HIV/AIDS services and linkage care to Black people.
Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons.
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.