Supporting Communities of Color
April 5, 2021, Detroit, MI – It’s no secret that Black-led nonprofits are underfunded when compared to organizations run by non-Black social changemakers. In a recent interview conducted by Comcast Newsmakers’ host Laurel Hess, TeQuion Brookins, Founder and COO of the Minority Freedom Community Fund discusses the work her organization is doing to represent communities of color. When asked why Black-led nonprofits receive so little of the country’s philanthropic investment, she explained “…communities of color aren’t given the same amount of attention because they are typically lesser known due to not being as connected. To the extent that Minority Freedom Community Fund can uplift those existing organizations is something that we seek to do”.
The interview, available to Comcast customers in Michigan on Xfinity On Demand, highlighted the significance of investing in Black businesses. The Minority Freedom Community Fund (MFCF) is leading by example, helping to raise funds for communities of color. In March of this year, MFCF launched a pilot campaign in Detroit with the goal of crowdfunding to support the city’s Black-owned enterprises as part of a larger case-making initiative to encourage genuine investment in Black business ecosystem nationally. The 90-day Black Bottom campaign has already seen significant community commitment, with over 70 donors contributing to the $10,000 target goal within the first two weeks. MFCF is developing partnerships with local organizations that have established small business funding programs with the intent of providing microgrants to businesses that were ineligible or otherwise denied funding for any reason from these programs.
For more information or to watch the full interview, visit www.comcastnewsmakers.com/State/Michigan
For more information about the 2021 Black Bottom Campaign, visit https://bit.ly/blackbottom2021, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 810-377-5165.
About the Minority Community Freedom Fund
Founded in 2019 by millennial philanthropist & entrepreneur TeQuion Brookins, MFCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised entirely of volunteers united under a shared desire to improve the lives of African Americans across the U.S. Find out more by visiting online at mifreedomcf.org or following our social media handle @mifreedomcf on your favorite platform.