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Grantmakers for Girls of Color and the Black Girl Freedom Fund announced the first round of grantees. The inaugural round of grants is rooted in the wellness and safety of Black girls and gender-expansive youth on the advisement of the first cohort of BGFF Youth Advisory Committee members who came together this Spring to define what wellness and safety means to them, to share their wisdom to better serve Black girls and gender-expansive youth in philanthropy, and to co-create our vetting process for funding. To learn more about the six organizations selected to receive grants and the Black Girl Freedom Fund visit Philanthropy Women.

Cidra Sebastien, Manager of the Black Girl Freedom Fund, spoke with Essence about the announcement: “I look forward to more collaborative opportunities to imagine and co-create alongside them. We are eager to support more Black girls and gender-expansive youth in every city, every state, in every way.”

“Food security is not just about someone’s legal status… It’s about mankind, and making sure that we protect one another in a time of challenges.” State Senator Melissa Hurtado, D-Sanger, sponsor of the The Food4All Act, which would benefit people who don’t qualify for federally funded CalFresh food aid on their immigration status. KQED.

The Food4All coalition and Democratic lawmakers are pushing Governor Newsom to go further in including supports for immigrants in the state budget, including granting food assistance regardless of immigration status. Calmatters. La Opinión. San Diego Union-Tribune

California’s budget deadline is June 15. Take one minute to urge Governor Newsom to include Food4All in the final state budget using Nourish CA’s digital toolkit.