We Support

Black Lives in Music
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
Girls Make Beats
Project Level
Save The Music
Unlock Her Potential
Universal Hip Hop Museum
A New Way of Life
Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
ARRAY Alliance
Bard Prison Initiative
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
Brazil Human Rights Fund
Borealis Philanthropy
Diversify the Stage
Gender Amplified
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
The Hidden Genius Project
Highlander Research and Education Center
2Manos Visibles
West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE)
The Africa Center
Overtown Youth Center (OYC)
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
REFORM Alliance
Black Cultural Archives (BCA)
Black Futures Lab
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)
Howard University
Rhythm & Blues Foundation

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

Executive Director

Lorelei Williams currently serves as Executive Director of the Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF). The WMG/BFF SJF drives racial justice at the intersection of culture and systemic change. Previously, Lorelei served as SVP of Grant Programs at Comic Relief U.S., a nonprofit that leverages the power of entertainment to help address child poverty. Prior to this, Lorelei spent 15+ years advising non-profit and philanthropic clients in the U.S., Brazil, and South Africa. She is a graduate of Yale and Harvard universities.

Board of DirectorS

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

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 Brand Partnerships 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

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

Peter L. Thoren

Executive Vice President, Access Industries, Inc.

Eric Wong

President & Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Recorded Music at WMG

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.