Legacy Collective Launches New Grants to Fight Systemic Issues

By Thomas Price Thursday, December 10, 2020

Amidst the turbulence of 2020, there have been considerable efforts to make some serious changes to the many issues that have long existed within the world — both issues that are glaringly apparent and those issues that revealed themselves more prominently over the course of the year. One of the organizations working to help curb these issues as best as possible is the Legacy Collective. In a recent effort to fight these problems through financial support, the Legacy Collective launched a series of grants which will go directly to organizations working toward creating solutions for these problems. On top of this, the Legacy Collective also announced plans to support 100 different families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. So, where are these grants going, how much will be allocated, and how does the Legacy Collective plan to support 100 families affected by COVID-19?

Legacy Collective’s Three New Grants for 2020

Legacy Collective recently announced the recipients for three different grants from the organization, each totaling $25,000. These grants were to be doled out to three different groups working to fight systemic issues through effective and constructive means. The three recipients of these $25,000 grants were announced to be BeLoved Atlanta, the Miracle Foundation, and the Texas Civil Rights Project.

BeLoved Atlanta is an organization dedicated to helping and supporting women in Atlanta who have been through commercial sex trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. In the context of the Legacy Collective grant, the funding will go directly toward BeLoved Atlanta’s Resident Empowerment Program. More specifically, the money will help the residents of this program with needs such as housing, food, transportation, and other basic household items, which are equally as important. On a larger scale, the money from the grant will also be working to fight systemic racism within sexual exploitation on a commercial level.

The Miracle Foundation is working to help support orphans and slowly reduce the need for children to enter into the orphanage system, with a focus on orphans in India. The Legacy Collective’s $25,000 grant will be in support of the A Family for Every Child Initiative. This initiative aims at two different major fields, the first of which is reuniting children with their families after being separated due to poverty. In order to prevent this from happening again, the Miracle Foundation has followed this by providing food and health necessities to these families.

The final Legacy Collective grant of 2020 was given out to the Texas Civil Rights Project Criminal Injustice Reform Program, which works to break down the injustices and systemic issues causing problems for people both in and out of the prison system. The program will help support nearly 30,000 people, of which are disproportionately people of color, with the financial burdens and damages they have faced through the prison system.

Legacy Collective’s 100x100 Campaign and Future

In addition to these three grants, the Legacy Collective announced plans to help 100 families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through support from different organizations. That support will come in the form of five new $20,000 grants from the Legacy collective, which will be distributed to a series of organizations working directly on different COVID-19 issues. These include therapy programs, housing, childcare services, food insecurity support, and training programs to better educate individuals, along with programs working to help better equip individuals for employment. The 100x100 campaign is lasting through the end of 2020 and is calling for 100 new donors to give at least $100 a month so that the Legacy Collective can successfully give out these new grants in 2021.

Final Conclusions

The Legacy Collective’s three different grants in 2020 will be providing necessary support to three different organizations working on vastly different issues that are all deeply entrenched in the systems in which the world or nations operate. The grants will help specific initiatives and will likely show some sort of results sooner rather than later. The announcement of five new grants in 2021 also focuses on certain systemic issues, but ones made far more prevalent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the securing of new donors over the course of the year, the Legacy Collective will be able to provide $100,000 over the course of these five grants, adding to the organization’s already impressive total of $3.52 million that has been given out to different groups over the years.

About the Author

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Tom Price is a writer focusing on Entertainment and Sports Features. He has a degree from NYU in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He has been previously published for Washington Square News, Dignitas, CBR, and Numbers on the Boards.

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