We are not a financial literacy organization.
At BlackFem, we are unafraid of abandoning what is known for what is right. That’s why we are on the ground, partnering with the nation’s most forward-thinking governmental bodies and activists to reimagine wealth-building opportunities for Black women. And we do this by addressing key areas of influence – cultural institutions, education systems, policymaking, and families. With a holistic, research-backed approach to healing financial trauma, we can nurture more lives and maximize impact for the long-term.
Together, we can tackle the root causes of financial trauma. How do we get there? We take a bespoke, holistic approach, partnering with you to challenge and dismantle inequities embedded in policy, education, cultural and familial systems.
From K-12 to higher education, we help reform the environments that shape our community’s young minds. For students, we build curricula that heals their financial trauma and teaches them how to build wealth. For leaders, we provide capacity-building trainings and advisory to help them eliminate financial inequities in their schools.
Cultural institutions shape behaviors and beliefs, making it a powerful vehicle for change. From churches to town hall meetings, we work with on-the-ground activists to address financial trauma with locally relevant training and programming.
Policies can help communities build wealth, but they can also invisibly oppress those most vulnerable. We educate leaders on how to dismantle systems of financial trauma, then work side-by-side with them to integrate our wealth justice research into new legislation.
Wealth building is tied so closely with the family unit– from how we form an understanding of wealth, to how we accrue it from generation to generation. To reach families directly, we host programs that empower them to learn more about how they can identify bias and better navigate unfair systems in place.
Although our quantitative metrics are impressive, we put an emphasis on qualitative metrics because it really demonstrates impact more than any quantitative measure, since we know that financial trauma has the biggest influence on a person's wealth building capability.
BlackFem is nonprofit organization with a holistic, systems-change and research-backed solution to closing the racial and gender wealth gap. Our model is revolutionary because we research financial trauma, financial shame, and financial abuse and we are the only ones doing it from the systemic lens we choose to look at it through.