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Black History Month

Black History Month is the one month of the year nationally recognized to celebrate and honor Black lives, history, and legacy from the past, present, and future. During this time, the Black-led movement ecosystem intentionally honors the legacy of civil rights leaders and their contributions to ensure America is more equitable.
In honor of Black History Month, Black Voters Matter & Movement Labs are partnering to grant 10 Black-led organizations 100,000 free SMS to support their core mission and vision. Plus, we will expand their social media exposure and build a cohort environment to help elevate their groundbreaking work to continue and shift the country to a more equitable place.

How does the grant work?

In honor of Black History Month, Black Voters Matter & Movement Labs are partnering to grant 10 Black-led organizations to support their core mission via SMS and expand their social media exposure.

Get The Word Out

Granting 100,000 texts to help up to 10 Black-led organizations boost their work in building power and driving progressive change in marginalized communities by identifying thousands of new supporters to move to action.

Expert Guidance

One-on-one consultation with our experts about SMS strategy, best practices, program/data evaluation, SMS & field integration, and much more.

Become Social

Social media exposure to help uplift selected grantees.

Extra Perks

Participation in the inaugural "Movement Labs Black History Grant" cohort for four months, including free training opportunities for grantees to gain additional transferable skills for their organization.
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Who is Movement Labs?

Movement labs was started as an incubator to use SMS/MMS to turn folks out to be a part of the resistance to Trump. We've expanded to working with Movement c3/c4 organizations to do turnout for events, direct service opportunities, elections, and other various types of communication.
Learn more about our efforts


The Black History Month Grant Program has helped to elevate Black-led organizations over the past couple of years. Take a look at what our previous grantees have to say:
Picture of Yindra Dixon, Executive Director of MPower360

Yindra Dixon

Executive Director
"Amazing! I love that we have this data and can start engaging folks today! And it wouldn't have been possible without this grant. I'm so grateful to your team and Movement Labs. "
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Ruby Powell-Dennis

Elect Black Women PAC
Founder & Executive Director
"Working with Movement Labs since Summer 2021 to reach Black women voters had been a vital part of our efforts to ensure high levels of civic engagement across our communities."
Picture of Rahim Buford, Director of Unheard Voices Outreach

Rahim Buford

Unheard Voices Outreach
“Movement Labs provided clear direction and perfect data analysis that helped Unheard Voices Outreach and our coalition partners successfully change history by removing slavery from Tennessee’s constitution.”
Picture of Dawn Harrington, Executive Director of Free Hearts Organization

Dawn Harrington

Free Hearts Organization
Executive Director
“Texting helped us to end shackling of pregnant incarcerated people in TN. We had been working on this for 4 years and texting was invaluable to help us to get it over the finish line.”

2023 Winners

We received dozens of submission and from those we picked the best of the best. Below are those organization doing amazing work to bring change to their communities.

Sign Up for Notifications

The application period for the Black History Month Grant Program has closed but you can sign up to be notified of when the next application period opens. Just fill out the form below.