The Walker Fund

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The Walker Fund is designed to take steps toward financial health by offering an opportunity for support and

reprieve in a respectful and thoughtful manner. The goals and propositions of the initiative are few and pointed. They are as follows:

  • Steer people (chiefly Black girls and women) away from seeking loans from predatory lending institutions by offering an alternative.
  • Up to $500 grants in a 12-month period
  • Upon completion of an application exhibiting short-term financial needs via the online form, hard copy or, if necessary, over the phone, applicants will receive funding within 48 hours

Program requirements, eligibility and expectations for financial assistance have been too restrictive to be helpful to poor people. It is easy for poor Black people, in particular, to be caught in debt traps. Often programs that have the intention of helping facilitate harsh, short-sighted, and racist limitations on the scope of the microgrants meant to help people with real problems (in the rare instances they are available to individuals).

Though the requirements for the Walker Fund aren’t a free for all, they are less stringent than formal banking institutions might offer. This flexibility is an attempt to create conditions to help people out of a financial rut.

Complete and submit this application online. If you need assistance or need to apply over the phone, please call 769 257 0977

Eligibility

Who is Eligible for a Microgrant?

  • Person of color (preferences girls and women)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Live in the southeastern United States

Requirements:

  • Complete a grant application (submit by email, hand deliver to our office, or by phone if necessary)
  • Follow The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects on social media, if available
  • Take surveys or participate in focus groups, programs, when possible
  • Be added to our volunteer database

Available Funds

Applicants may apply for and receive up to a total of $500 within any 12-month period.

Grant Funds May be Used for:

  • Tuition assistance for you or your child
  • Housing, rent, utilities
  • Food and grocery
  • Transportation
  • Medical and dental bills
  • Childcare
  • Emergencies and unforeseen circumstances
  • Legal fines and expenses
  • Develop and expand youth workforce development

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