Financial Resources for Support
Black Wellness Innovation Fund
The Black Wellness Innovation Fund is a funder collaborative that supports innovative, Black-led wellness work in Black communities. We are calling on national organizations to join us in building out this Fund to further support the collective wellness of Black communities.
Despite the growing awareness of Black mental health and distress in the United States, no national fund exists to support innovative, Black led wellness and mental health resources. The Black Wellness Innovation Fund aims to fill this monumental gap.
Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation
Black Trans Women’s Wellness Grants
$10,000 Grant Awards
- Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd - Birmingham, AL
TAKE Resource Center, Healing Justice Program
Grant funds will allow the TAKE Center to expand their services and wellness resources and will sustain their mental health groups led by therapists.
- Nala Simone Toussaint - Brooklyn, NY
Reuniting of African Descendants (ROAD), Artivism Program
Grant funds will help reinstate the ROAD Artivism Program, which provides TLGBQIA+ artists with opportunities for expression and mentorship from more experienced artists to promote wellness & positive self-perception.
- Toni-Michelle Williams - Atlanta, GA
Yakinii's Love Mentorship Program
Grant funds will support a mentorship and rites of passage program for young Black trans women between the ages of 14- 22.
Black Birth Wellness Grants
We provided six Black families in Memphis, TN with a local doula and a $750 wellness stipend to support their birth journey. Information from their experiences will be used to draft a brief on the impact of doulas on the mental health and wellbeing of pregnant, Black folks.
- Ladedra Fields
- Zeori Harper
- Kimberly Smith
- Charniqua Thompson
- Lauryn Webber
- Alexis Yarbrough
Project REBUILD supports people who are formerly incarcerated with getting access to Black therapists to support their healing journey. Funds were provided to support the maintenance and sustainability of this project.
Sober Black Girls Club Retreat
Sober Black Girls Club (SBGC) is hosting its first retreat to celebrate and highlight Black girls, women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people in recovery. During the two (2) day event, SBGC members will be able to experience the relationships and sisterhood created in their weekly, virtual support meetings within the last two years in person. This SBGC event is all about fellowship, connection, and having fun - learning to enjoy life again. Attendees can expect music and rhythm, live guided meditations, silent time, a lakeside BBQ, hiking, relaxation, and bonding with others who wish to live a substance-free life or practice harm reduction.
Southern Healing Support Fund
The Southern Healing Support Fund is a community-driven fund that provides funding for Black mental health and healing practitioners including clinicians, yoga practitioners, community workers, and group facilitators to implement innovative healing and support strategies in the Southern region of the U.S.
Grant Year: 2021
Emanuel H. Brown, Wellness Practitioner
The Acorn Center for Restoration and Freedom: South Carolina
Kayla Gore, Organizer
My Sistah’s House: Memphis, TN
Alphonso Mills, Counselor and HIV Advocate
Positive Impact Health Centers: Atlanta, GA
Crystal Monds, Healing Practitioner
Osatyam Wellness: Atlanta, GA
Julia Sangodare Wallace, Preacher and Filmmaker
Mobile Homecoming Trust: Durham, North Carolina
Grant Year: 2020
Historic Mableton Community Garden
Alliance for African American Health
Grant Year: 2018
Miajenell Peake, Birth Doula
The Melanated Birth & Yoga Retreat: Memphis, Tennessee
Dionne Hills, Herbalist
Community Roots Clinic: Atlanta, GA
Lorenzo Lewis, Mental Health Advocate
The Confess Project: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ratasha Elise, Healing Justice Facilitator
Chocolate Soul Revival: Durham, North Carolina
Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Black Parent Support Fund
The Black Parent Support Fund provides direct monetary support to Black parents who are living with mental health conditions or supporting children living with mental health conditions. Funds are distributed on a quarterly basis.
“The BEAM Fund allowed me to be able to afford gas for my car as the prices go up, I was able to get my oil changed…and it also allowed me to buy my daughter a birthday gift that I would not have had the extra money for if it wasn’t for BEAM’s help.” – Past Fund Recipient
“The funds that my family received help tremendously with my kids. We are a family that loves art and we connect with each other using it. So it's no surprise that we used it also as a way to heal from our family trauma and also to express ourselves using art. With the blessing that BEAM gave my family we were able to buy much needed supplies to continue to create beautiful things that promote healing and self-expression. Myself and my family are extremely grateful.” – Past Fund Recipient
Finish Line Foundation: $30,000 (As recommended by singer & actress, Kelly Rowland)
Interested in Funding our Grants?
Your support helps sustain our important work of building a world where there are no barriers to Black healing.