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2023 Racial Justice Grant Application


The Application for SABA-DC's 2023 Racial Justice Grant is NOW OPEN.  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JULY 31

Are you committed to improving racial justice in the DC/MD/VA area? Do you have an idea that will serve the interests of minority populations in your community? Are you a non-profit or community-based organization that serves people who have been historically excluded?  Are you involved in research in the area of racial justice?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider applying for the SABA-DC Racial Justice Grant (

The purpose of this funding is to encourage, empower, and engage social justice and racial equity initiatives by funding projects that benefit the metropolitan D.C. area focusing on a range of issues including, but not limited to: education; community building; access to justice; and combating hate crimes, discrimination, and racial profiling. 

For more information about the Racial Justice Grant, please contact us at

Grant Selection Criteria

We are currently accepting applications from individuals and organizations that are seeking funding support for initiatives that advance the goals of understanding and unlearning racism in all its forms.  We seek to support projects that strengthen the local community culture of inclusion and belonging.  The SABA-DC Racial Justice Grant is intended to fund ideas that provide opportunities to effectively act or advocate to address racism or further the understanding of intersectional dynamics of oppression.  All ideas and initiatives that advance these goals will be given serious consideration.   

SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant and may schedule interviews with applicants as part of the selection process. The grant amount will be determined by the SABA-DC Racial Justice Committee and is based on SABA-DC’s fundraising efforts.


Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2023. The Racial Justice Grant Committee will review each complete application submitted and will make a final decision no later than August 31, 2023, with funding distributed shortly thereafter.

SABA-DC Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of SABA-DC not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply.

Racial Justice Resources

SABA-DC stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Black community. We condemn all acts of violence in any form against Black Americans. We condemn systemic injustices facing all communities of color, but disproportionately impacting Black Americans.

As listed below, SABA-DC has compiled a list of anti-racism sources.

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Resources for parents and caregivers:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement (PBS) — Available to rent
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • Hidden Figures – Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

Take a test:

More resources to check out:


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