Black Voters Matter
Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute works to expand Black voter engagement and increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities.
Black Voters Matter (BVM) Capacity Building Institute is the 501c3 arm of Black Voters Matter. BVM advocates for the expansion of voting rights in the communities it serves and the restoration of voting rights for returning citizens. It serves communities in 11 different states, mostly located in the South. BVM is first and foremost a power building organization with an emphasis on relational organizing and local infrastructure building. BVM regrants to organizations steeped in local communities, especially marginalized and rural communities, in order to build capacity while utilizing existing expertise. It provides grants ranging from $500-$50,000 per county or organization to expand civic engagement activities. It sponsors at least one convening per state to provide training and planning opportunities for network partners, while providing ongoing network building and information sharing opportunities.
About Our Grants
In 2022, the Woodcock Foundation made a grant of $100,000 to the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute to support 501c3 activities. In 2022, the Foundation also awarded a $10,000 general operating grant in response to inflation.