Philanthropy has overlooked Black feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean, but there are boundless opportunities to change this landscape. Please join us.
Led by Black women academics, artists, and activists from Latin America and the Caribbean, this research explores Black women’s activism across the two regions.
FJS and Wellspring thank all who have been involved in this project. In particular, we thank lead researcher Jeannette Tineo Durán and the team of 16 researchers from the regions. We also thank Carla Murphy and Chriss Sneed for the summaries and interviews with private foundations; translator of the summaries Miluska Martínez Sarson and copy editor Cindy Bello; Rochelle Jones and Sarah Gunther for the development of this microsite content and philanthropic strategy; artist Goga for the incredible artwork that underpins the content; designer Astrid Da Silva and project manager Zavé Martohardjono for bringing this site to life; microsite copy editor Nebila Abdulmelik; current and former FJS staff (Jewel Antoine, Félix Endara, mónica enríquez-enríquez, Meghan Huppuch, Erin Malone, Maitri Morarji, Nicky McIntyre, and Somer Nowak); Wellspring staff (Betsy Hoody, Manisha Mehta, and Lucille Renwick); and all others who devoted energy to this project along the way.
The research shows that Black feminist organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean is diverse, unique, and strong – flowing across multiple movements and touching on every issue of relevance to philanthropy.
Every funder has a role to play in resourcing Black feminist organizing. Whether you are funding feminist movements or advancing an issue-based strategy, there is an entry point for you.
This research mapped over 300 diverse Black women-led initiatives in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including collectives, associations, community-based organizations, unions, cooperatives, networks and NGOs.