project leader
Justin M
100 W 125th Street
(Black Communities (Black America))
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the project

Our interdisciplinary and urbanist collective, BlackSpace, has been energized to develop and implement work and ideas that can have a meaningful and tangible impact on our communities and multiple fields of practice. Our work intersects multiple themes that align with community development, heritage and environmental conservation, social justice, civic engagement and leadership, and working to support and improve Black communities, places, and spaces in NYC and nationally. This campaign will provide the funds needed for administrative and operational support for the organization including online and in-person support of BlackSpace members and for activities in the communities we serve.

the steps

Our volunteer-led initiative has grown with a number of successful projects and convenings and is in need of more resources to take our work to the next level. This campaign will help kick-start a much larger fundraising effort and will help provide the resources needed to support BlackSpace's formal organization and operation for 2020. Strengthening our operational infrastructure is necessary to support the growth of our community of Black urbanists and the health and sustainability of the collective to serve our communities. BlackSpace's membership has grown four-fold in one year; we are now serving over 100 Black urbanists in New York City, in addition to two affiliates in Chicago and Oklahoma. The funds will be used to strengthen and activate our member network and chapters, grow and manage our online and social media reach, and support continued working group projects and programs in 2020.

why we're doing it

Our interests are also rooted in connecting the social, environmental, and cultural causes that can together support better conditions and outcomes in the present and future for our communities—and including Black neighborhoods experiencing significant challenges and change.




Contractors (administration, programs) $45,000.00
Event Space (Rentals) $2,000.00
Equipment $1,580.00
Supplies, materials, software $4,000.00
Printing and copying $2,000.00
Communications/Internet $1,200.00
Travel and meetings $5,500.00
Marketing and advertising $1,500.00
Miscellaneous $2,000.00
Subtotal $64,780.00

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $3,523
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $2,114
TOTAL TO RAISE = $70,451

$500 - 2020 website and social media services

$2,000 -  2020 Blackathon project funds

$10,000 - 2020 Blackspace operating funds and part-time program manager

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $681
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $409
TOTAL TO RAISE = $13,625


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