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Freedom, Inc

Freedom, Inc

Madison, WI

Freedom, Inc. (FI) is a Black and Southeast Asian non-profit organization that works with low- to no-income communities of color. Our mission is to achieve social justice through coupling direct services with leadership development and community organizing that will bring about social, political, cultural, and economic change resulting in the end of violence against women, gender-non-conforming and transgender folks, and children within communities of color. FI works to challenge the root causes of violence, poverty, racism and discrimination. Our belief is that people who are most affected by these issues must have voice, power, resources and choice, in order for true social change to happen.

Grant Amount

$75,000 (CBF), $75,000 (IVE), $60,000 (C), 10000 (RRF)

Grantee Since

2018 (C)

Key Issues
  • Gender Justice
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Racial Justice

During the 2020 election, Freedom, Inc helped to lead a historic turnout of Black and Southeast Asian voters to #Vote4BlackLives through a #JoyToThePolls campaign.

Freedom, Inc.
Image courtesy of Freedom, Inc.

Alongside BIPOC partners in the Community Power Coalition, Freedom Inc’s nonpartisan voter engagement efforts turned out Black and Southeast Asian Wisconsin voters in 6 of the 7 counties that the coalition organized. Freedom, Inc. made over 44,000 voter contacts in WI using phone banking, safe canvassing, and community outreach efforts like its food pantry.

Freedom, Inc. is also one of Groundswell’s grantees focusing on Black/Asian solidarity.