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About Us
The $100 million Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund was established in June 2020, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the killings of countless other Black and marginalized individuals at the hands of people in positions of privilege and power.
Our Mission
The Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund invests in organizations around the globe that build more just and equitable communities and create real change in the lives of historically underserved and marginalized people. We focus our investments on organizations that are led by and work to benefit affected populations, principally Black populations, in their intersectional dimensions.
Our sustained, long term investments focus on our three key strategic pillars: education, arts and culture, and criminal justice reform, with the belief that work in these areas will aid in dismantling structural racism and advancing equity and justice for all people.
Annual Impact Reports
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Our Partners
Fiscal Sponsor
Banking Partner
Accountancy Firm
Advisory Board
Temi Adeniji
Managing Director, WM South Africa / SVP, Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy and SVP, Special Projects at WMG
Mark Baker
SVP, Public Policy & Government Relations at WMG
Alex Blavatnik
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Val Blavatnik
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Tanya Coke
Director of Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice at the Ford Foundation
Austin Daboh
EVP at Atlantic Records UK
Shawn Gee
President of Live Nation Urban / Principal and Partner at Live Nation’s Maverick Management
Camille Hackney
Chief Partnerships Officer at Atlantic Records / Head of Global BrandPartnerships at WMG
Paul Henderson
Executive Director at the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (DPA)
Alencia Johnson
Advocate & Political Strategist / Chief Impact Officer & Founder of 1063 West Broad
Michael Lynton
Chairman at Snap Inc.
Riggs Morales
SVP, Urban A&R at Atlantic Records
Julian K. Petty
EVP and Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Warner Records
Ryan Press
President, A&R, U.S. at Warner Chappell Music
Maurice Stinnett
Global Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at WMG
Mona Sutphen
Senior Advisor at The Vistria Group LLC


Applying for a Grant

We are currently not accepting new grant applications as we focus on building a thoughtful strategic plan to make effective, lasting change through The Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund.

If you have already submitted an application, we appreciate your patience and will be in touch soon. For all others interested in applying, please check back here periodically. We will post updates as the application process is further formalized.

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