Info Session: The Council & Independent Sector’s Amicus Brief in Support of Fearless Foundation

In August, the American Alliance for Equal Rights sued the Atlanta-based Fearless Foundation — led by Black women and committed to providing grants, tools, and mentorship to women of color — claiming that its grants program for Black female entrepreneurs violates Section 1981 of the U.S. Code.

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The Council on Foundations and Independent Sector filed an amicus brief on December 12 in support of Fearless Foundation. We filed the brief because we believe that foundations, charitable nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals have the right to exercise their views through giving, as protected by the First Amendment. That includes critical efforts to support historically marginalized groups. Join us to learn more about the case, its potential impact to the charitable sector, and why the Council and Independent Sector filed an amicus brief.

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