Fearless creates $50,000 matching fund to fight racial injustice

Fearless has announced the creation of a $50,000 philanthropic fund to support non-profit organizations in Baltimore and Montgomery, Ala., that are committed to bridging the racial gap.

Each year, Fearless, a digital services firm headquartered in Baltimore, commits a portion of its revenue to support organizations in its communities. This year, the Fearless team was compelled to do more.

“In response to the killing of George Floyd and the following protests and action, we called a family meeting to give our team members a space to share. The meeting resulted in a list of actions we could take as a company to address racial injustice and one of the top ideas the Fearless family wanted to see was a donation matching program,” shared Fearless CEO Delali Dzirasa.

Organizations were selected by Fearless team members who were asked to submit organizations for consideration. Nominated organizations had to have programs that directly related to racial justice initiatives, or served underserved and underrepresented communities of color in Baltimore or Montgomery, cities where Fearless has offices.

Six organizations were selected in Baltimore and three in Montgomery. The focus of selected organizations include Advocacy, Public Policy, Workforce Development, Legal Services, Economic Justice, Community Bail Funds, Youth, Mentorship, Community-Building, Criminal Justice Reform, Mindfulness, Police Work, Voter Rights, and Civic Change.

Baltimore organizations: Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), Mentoring MentorsCASAOut for JusticeProject Pneuma, and Youth Empowered Society (YES).

Montgomery organizations: Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & JusticeAlabama Institute of Social Justice, and Tie and Doll.

Fearless will match up to $50,000 in individual donations to these organizations through the end of 2020. The match, announced internally to Fearless team members last week, is available to any individual who lives in Baltimore or Montgomery. Anyone interested in securing a matching donation from Fearless can submit a donation receipt or other proof of donation to any one of the selected organizations.

For more information or to submit a copy of your receipt and request for a matching donation, contact Meghan Butler, Community Outreach Coordinator for Fearless, at mbutler@fearless.tech.

Source: Fearless

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