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Amandla Fund for Social and Racial Justice

The Amandla Fund for Social and Racial Justice is a new philanthropic initiative 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.

Pronounced “ah-MOND-la,” 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.   

The mission of the Fund is to mobilize long-term investments to strengthen the Black community and achieve racial justice, and its value is to simply achieve an equitable world.

The Fund will harness investments from foundations, corporations and individuals who want to increase access to opportunity for Greater Richmond’s Black community. 

Specific funding decisions will be made by representatives from the Fund’s leadership group. 


How to Give

The Community Foundation accepts charitable gifts in a number of ways. If you are interested in supporting the Amandla Fund with a donation, please see your options below.

To give online, click below:

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To donate by check:
Make your check payable to "Community Foundation" with "the Amandla Fund" in the memo field and mail to our secure lockbox:   

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond  
PO Box 76495  
Baltimore, MD 21275-6495  

To recommend a grant from your donor advised fund:

  • Login to the Fund Advisor Portal and submit a grant recommendation. Select the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond as the grantee and enter Amandla Fund for the grant purpose.  

The Amandla Fund is an initiative that aligns with the narrative and recommendations of the Giving Black®: Greater Richmond study. Click here to learn more about Giving Black®.