Dominiece is the first winner of the “We Got Your Back” Award and will receive a $2,000 monthly (no-strings-attached) stipend for one year to cover her living expenses and to do whatever brings her joy!
The origin story of CLLCTIVLY dates back to the 2015 Uprising sparked by the tragic death of Freddie Gray in the custody of the police. Wooten joined with a coalition of grassroots activists, faith-based leaders, and concerned citizens to found Baltimore United for Change.
We were honored to be joined by our dear sister, Renee Hatcher, human rights and community development lawyer and director of the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic at UIC John Marshall Law School-Chicago.
Did you know that only 2% of funding from the nation’s largest foundation is specifically targeted to the Black community?
Currently, only 5 percent of racial equity funding in the U.S. is specifically focused on movement-building and grassroots organizing, indicating an urgent need to increase funding for activists and groups that are advancing sweeping change. As the Black community struggles to manage these overlapping pandemics, philanthropy has a critical role to play.
CLLCTIVLY Founder Jamye Wooten joins Danielle Torain of Open Society Insitute - Baltimore, John Brothers of the T Rowe Price Foundation, and Yinka Bode-George of the Maryland Philanthropy Network, for #BaltimoreDataWeek