COVID-19 Relief for
Southern Communities

Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | West Virginia | Virginia |

Black women will, as we always have, look out for the needs of our family, friends, and community.

Given the unprecedented turmoil of the COVID-19 outbreak many of us will need extraordinary help to care for our families, maintain our homes, and remind our communities to find joy, even in this.

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC) is a collective of funders, activists and community leaders working to advance the movements for Black girls and women in the Deep South. We are offering an immediate funding opportunity to support Black girls and women and the people who rely on them. The SBGWC COVID-19 fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations that support Black girls and women in the South that may be experiencing financial crisis or uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak.

If you have questions about the online application email us at


Awards up to $250 for
girls and young women ages 12 - 25
have an idea to spread JOY, virtually

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Challenge

Grants up to $5,000 for
Southern Black-girl
serving organizations

Who Can Apply?

  • The Southern Black Women and Girl's Consortium funds Black girls and black girl-serving organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia

  • Applications from individuals, coalitions, organizations, and groups are encouraged

  • See the #BlackGirlJoy Challenge or the COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant for further details regarding these applications

  • If you are a Black Girl Joy Challenge applicant look at the guides in our toolkit for easy directions.


How to Apply?


  • Rolling awards will begin IMMEDIATELY

  • #BlackGirlJoy Challenge awarded weekly beginning April 2020

  • Rapid Response Grants will be awarded weekly beginning April 2020