Liberated Capital, the Decolonizing Wealth Challenge’s donor neighborhood and funding automobile centered on supporting Black, Indigenous, and different communities of coloration, has introduced inaugural grants totaling greater than $1.7 million.

Launched in March 2021, the #Case4Reparations initiative is geared toward driving and amplifying conversations and campaigns in assist of systemic and coverage change efforts to understand reparations the place wealth — cash or land — could be redistributed by establishments and/or governments to Black and Native American communities. The inaugural cohort of twenty-three grantees will every obtain funding for native, regional, and nationwide movement-building and advocacy efforts. Liberated Capital additionally will work to establish one of the best methods to raise the work of its grantee companions by way of area and capability constructing and digital instruments that may bolster the collective reparations motion.

Chosen by an advisory group of Black and Indigenous grassroots and motion leaders, the recipients embody ACRE (Motion Heart on Race & the Financial system, Chicago), DC Justice Lab (Washington, D.C.), Gullah Geechee Group, Inc. (Hallandale Seaside, Florida), Therapeutic and Reconciliation Institute (Monterey, California), Kanenhi:io Ionkwaienthos (Nedrow, New York), and the Tiwahe Basis (St. Paul).

“As a nation that constructed and extracted its wealth from Black and Indigenous peoples, reparations, within the type of cash and land, are required as we take significant steps towards reconciliation and racial therapeutic,” mentioned Edgar Villanueva, founder and principal of the Decolonizing Wealth Challenge and Liberated Capital. “Our grantees, who’re making essential strides of their respective communities, signify the brilliant spots on this work and the alternatives for future reparations insurance policies on the native, state and federal ranges.”

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