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The Somebody’s Beloved Fund generates resources through song proceeds from “Somebody’s Beloved” and “I Belong,” brand partnerships, merchandise proceeds, and public donations.

 

These funds support our ten beloved beneficiaries as well as our work to build community around racial healing, justice, solidarity, and joy.

We do this work through an intersectional lens of Feminism, Black-Asian Solidarity, AAPI Support, LGBTQ Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Mental Health.​

Since the Fund was created in October 2020, we have donated over $85,000 directly to our beneficiaries.

Whether you give directly to one or more of our beloved beneficiaries or donate to the Somebody’s Beloved Fund, we are so grateful for your commitment and generosity. THANK YOU. You are beloved.

 

The Somebody's Beloved Fund is housed within the

Community Foundation of Louisville

Photo by Julie Rendleman/Reuters for The Guardian

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BENEFICIARIES

Whether you give directly to one or more of our beloved beneficiaries or donate to the Somebody’s Beloved Fund, we are so grateful for your commitment and generosity. THANK YOU. You are beloved.

Asian Women's Shelter was founded in 1988 to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women. AWS is committed to every person's right to live in a violence-free home, and has a specific focus towards addressing the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women and their children. This perspective is reflected in the organization's broad strategy, which integrates culturally competent and language-accessible shelter services, educational programs, and community-based advocacy.

BEAMʻs mission is to remove the barriers that Black people and marginalized communities experience when trying to access or stay connected to emotional health care and healing. Through healing justice based organizing, education, training, grantmaking and advocacy, BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers Black Healing.

Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance that centers Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. Sparked by a partnership project between the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (SisterSong), BMMA envisions a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.

City Kicks is a program of City in the Community (CITC)—the charitable arm of the Manchester City Football Club—and uses football to create opportunities, build futures, and touch lives. Their outreach programme targets 8-19 year olds within the most deprived communities in Greater Manchester, and through mentoring and open-access football sessions, including specific Female Empowerment and disability provision, City Kicks delivers 6 days a week, 48 weeks a year ensuring CITC has a consistent presence across Greater Manchester. CITC runs a Kicks project in South Manchester, in partnership with Families Against Violence that is specifically targeted at engaging young people at risk of being involved in Youth Violence which will directly benefit from this initiative.

Launched by Dream Corps #cut50 and led by formerly incarcerated women, the Dignity for Incarcerated Women campaign cultivates awareness of the trauma suffered by the fastest growing population inside prisons: women. The leaders of this campaign- our Dignity Ambassadors- share the stories of their incarceration, and their journey in overcoming obstacles to find empowerment as advocates for reform. Through their powerful stories, they build empathy and create public momentum that leads to long lasting change. To date, the Dignity Campaign has passed policies that improve protections for women from mental and physical abuse while incarcerated in 12 states, impacting a total of over 30,000 women nationwide.

Freedom, Inc. (FI) is a Black and Southeast Asian organization working to challenge the root causes of violence, poverty, racism and discrimination. Through the coupling of direct services with leadership development and community organizing, FI hopes to bring about social, political, cultural, and economic change for low- to no-income communities of color. FI believes that people who are most affected by violence against women, gender-non-conforming and transgender folks, and children within communities of color must have voice, power, resources and choice, in order for true social change to happen. 

Started as a movement in March 2020 in response to the rise in hate crimes against AAPI due to the pandemic, Hate Is A Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate. They take action by coordinating local and national campaigns to spread awareness of these issues both within the AAPI community and beyond, create space for dialogue and equip the AAPI community with tangible strategies to respond to hate and racism, and partner with trusted community leaders and organizations to provide action items and funding to the AAPI community.

One Family Memphis and Memphis Rox bring rehabilitation, healing and a renewed sense of hope to challenged communities by providing a climbing facility and programs to foster relationships across cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We exclude no one — regardless of ability to pay. Our filmmaking organization, Memphis Mountaintop Media, offers mentorship and empowerment to the next generation of creatives, leaders and entrepreneurs through art making.   

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South—a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take their rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. SONG builds and sustains this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing strategic projects and campaigns.

Tuesday Night Project is an Asian American grassroots and volunteer-based organization fiercely devoted to bridging communities by providing programming and interactive spaces for Little Tokyo and greater Los Angeles communities. Founded in 1998, TNP facilitates and draws on artistic expression and strong, creative, partnerships, through sustained artist and community engagement, and programs that include TNLAB workshops, Tea & Letter Writing and our flagship program, Tuesday Night Cafe - the nation’s oldest Asian American public art series.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

P&G commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021

P&G is determined to Lead with Love and to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better for communities, equality and our planet.

We are proud to partner with P&G and salute their aspiration to create a company where equality and inclusion is achievable for all; where respect and inclusion are the cornerstones of our culture; where equal access and opportunity to learn, grow, succeed and thrive are available to everyone. We share in the company’s belief in the power of our differences and the impact we can make when we come together united by shared values and purpose. 

Sending P&G Products To Beneficiaries 

We partnered with P&G to send thousands of essential goods to our beloved beneficiaries. Pictured above are palettes of goods arriving to One Family Memphis's Memphis Rox!

UNDERSTANDING THE FULL AAPI EXPERIENCE

America is a country where people from vastly different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and ethnicities can all connect with a shared sense of belonging: whatever else we are, we are American. But there is a group that has been frequently excluded from this kinship. America is their home, but they are still often treated as Perpetual Foreigners. They are frequently asked the question “Where are you really from?” This question implies that it doesn’t matter if you grew up here, created a home here, or have roots here that trace back centuries – you don’t really belong.

AAPI are often treated as perpetual foreigners, and with the increased violence against Asian Pacific Americans during the Covid pandemic, this feeling of not belonging has escalated into very real safety concerns.

DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES

If you want to build understanding and empathy by learning from AAPI experiences in America through the stereotypes and myths they face, some of which are explored by our partners at P&G, explore here.

THE IMPACT OF RACISM HARMS EVERYONE

These myths and stereotypes otherize recent immigrants as well as those who have been in the U.S. for generations. While many AAPI people are told to assimilate to stop this otherization, racism and biases continue to persist and how much or how little a person maintains of their cultural heritage does reflect their belonging in the U.S. The truth is, racism against AAPI people not only affects them, it damages everyone by dividing rather than uniting Americans.

CONTINUE YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

This ever-growing collection of resources created by P&G, recently updated in the wake of increasing Anti-Asian violence, will help us more clearly see the complex problems we face—and face them together.

You can also visit the Learn section of this site to explore ways to #stopaapihate and #sparkaapisupport. We also invite you to Create with us for racial healing and justice. 

 

Racial inequality is the inescapable reality of America. It didn’t begin with us, but it can end with us. If we choose to act.

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TAKE ON RACE

For years, P&G has used their voice to shine a light on inequality, highlight bias, and spark dialogue that leads to understanding and action. 

We are grateful that P&G brands are stepping up their ongoing efforts to advance equality for all people, and especially, right now, for Black and Asian Americans who face racism, bias, and brutality.

PARTNERS 

As we continue to build and to sustain the Somebody’s Beloved community, we are committed to collaboration and partnerships.  We believe we are stronger when we work together.

 

These organizations have shown tremendous support in uplifting our efforts, raising funds to directly support the Somebody’s Fund and its beneficiaries and creatively amplifying our message far and wide. We appreciate you and we are deeply grateful for your partnership.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

 

– Margaret Mead

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EXPLORE

The ten beneficiaries of the Somebody’s Beloved Fund are based in principles of community and healing, and are building power around the areas of: Racial Justice, Feminism, Black-Asian Solidarity, AAPI Support, LGBTQ Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Mental Health. 

 

As we continue to learn, grow and deepen our partnership with each of them, we invite you to explore with us. 

TUESDAY NIGHT PROJECT 

MEMPHIS ROX

FREEDOM INC

DIGNITY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN

SONG

BEAM

CITY IN THE COMMUNITY

BLACK MAMAS MATTER ALLIANCE

HATE IS A VIRUS

Asian Women's Shelter