Amandla Fund for Economic and Racial Justice
The Amandla (pronounced ah-MOND-la) Fund for Economic and Racial Justice is an exciting, new philanthropic initiative. It is led by SisterFund and Ujima Legacy Fund, two Black giving circles in the Richmond region, in partnership with the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.
The mission of the Fund is to mobilize long-term investments to strengthen the Black community and achieve racial justice. Its vision is to achieve a more equitable Richmond. It is only fitting, then, that the fund derives its name from the Nguni word for "power and strength” and was a popular rallying cry in the days of resistance against apartheid, used by the African National Congress and its allies in South Africa.
In order to accomplish our goals, we need your help. The Fund harnesses investments from foundations, corporations and individuals who share our commitment to increasing access to opportunity for Greater Richmond's Black community.
Specific funding decisions will be made by representatives from the Amandla Fund's leadership group. Our initiative aligns with the narrative and recommendations of the Giving Black®: Greater Richmond study. Click here to learn more about Giving Black®.