TBLMF: 10/16/2020 Individual Mutual Aid Update

To keep our community informed, here is another update on the Transformative Black Led Movement Fund Mutual Aid progress so far.

These are the latest numbers, as of today. In the future, we’ll keep sharing this information, and hope to share more information around geography, demographics, and more.

We know our community urgently needs this money, and we are working as hard as we can to get it out on a timely basis. We also want to acknowledge that though we are trying our best to get money out, we have also encountered a lot of barriers and setbacks. And we know every one of these slow downs impacts people who are trying to pay rent, bills, access healthcare, provide for their families, and more.

We’re building new processes and infrastructure to help us handle a huge volume of grant requests. We’re struggling to work with financial institutions (like banks and PayPal) who make it hard to get money into the hands of those who need it most. We are trying our best to make the mutual aid process fair to everyone, while not adding unnecessary barriers, especially for undocumented folks. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this new landscape of mass-mutual aid.