April 08, 2021

LAWT News Service


Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) announced today a five-year, multi-million dollar grant to Love Not Blood Campaign, which has an ongoing campaign called Families United 4 Justice Network, a collective of 320 families from across the country whose loved ones were killed by the police.

“Too many families have suffered pain and misery at the hands of state sanctioned violence, and yet during that suffering, Love Not Blood Campaign has played such a huge role supporting and comforting families in need,” said Patrisse Cullors, Executive Director and Co-Founder of BLMGNF.

“They have the understanding, compassion and skill to help families find peace, and their great work allows us to focus on changing policies and laws so our children can live and thrive.”


The grant will allow Love Not Blood Campaign to sustain its support services to families through its Healing Through Resistance program and annual Families United 4 Justice Network Conference, so they may heal, organize, demand justice and work to stop the police killing of Black people in communities throughout the United States.

“We have been working alongside Patrisse and the BLMGNF team for years, and this support will allow us to continue working with our community of families as we have been for the last 12 years, in the way it so desperately deserves,” said Cephus (Uncle Bobby) Johnson and Beatrice (Auntie Bee) Johnson, Co-Founders of Love Not Blood Campaign. “Since the beginning, BLMGNF has cared about families broken by police violence, and as the organization grows, they can tackle white supremacy and build a future where we all feel safe.”

The grant announcement is just the latest by BLMGNF. In February, the organization launched a $3 million, nationwide “BLM Survival Fund” to assist Black people who are struggling financially during the pandemic. The $1,000 grants helped them cover - among other needs - prescription medications, rent, groceries, gasoline and utilities. The need was so great that the fund met its goal of providing direct support to nearly 3,000 Black people and their families within 12 hours of launching.

Last year, BLMGNF committed $21.7 million to nearly 30 Black-led organizations, which represented 23 percent of the organization’s total assets, compared to the industry average of 5 percent to 8 percent.

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