We Give Black Fest raised more than $233,000 over the weekend for local Black-led organizations.
The three-day festival, held in West Covington Park, included CLLCTIVLY’s dynamic events, including CLLCTIVGIVE, Black Business Quest, and the Changemaker Awards with new programming and musical performances in partnership with Vegan SoulFest.
Jamye Wooten, founder of the social change organization CLLCTIVLY, said he started the festival to provide more support for Black-led businesses and organizations.
“We know that Black-led organizations only receive about 2% of the $60 billion in foundation funding,” he said. “So during Black Philanthropy Month, we thought this was a great opportunity to get out celebrate and make sure organizations that are doing the work in the community have the resources not just to survive but to thrive.”
CLLCTIVLY hosts inaugural festival dedicated to social change, resource mobilization, and the celebration of culture as the foundation of community-driven wealth.
We Give Black Fest will be filled with incredible talks, engaging panels, empowering activations, dynamic demonstrations, and the opportunity to grow your community over good music, good vibes, and good food.
CLLCTIVLY has invested over $1,000,000 in no-strings-attached grants since its launch in 2019.