About Us

The Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) is a ten-year $100 million fund 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.

We Support

AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
Black Lives in Music
Black Lives in Music
Girls Make Beats (GMB)
Girls Make Beats (GMB)
JULIAN
JULIAN
LeadersUp
LeadersUp
No Label Academy
No Label Academy
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Project Level
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StopWatch
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The Ladies of Hope Ministries
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The Marshall Project
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The Sarz Academy
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The Studio Museum in Harlem
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We Are Family Foundation
The Brotherhood Sister Sol
Children's Rights Innovation Fund
Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRIF)
Fem the Future
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Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing
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SPARK Reproductive Justice Now! (SPARK)
URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE)
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Youth Organizing and Culture Change Fund (YOCCF)
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
Save The Music
Unlock Her Potential
Unlock Her Potential
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Universal Hip Hop Museum
A New Way of Life
Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)
ARRAY Alliance
ARRAY Alliance
Bard Prison Initiative
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
Brazil Human Rights Fund
Borealis Philanthropy
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Diversify the Stage
Gender Amplified
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
The Hidden Genius Project
Highlander Research and Education Center
Manos 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

Our Mission

The WMG/BFF SJF 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.

WHAT WE DO

Grantmaking. Through our Core Fund, SJF Repertoire Fund, and Resilience Fund, we counter the chronic underinvestment of organizations led by Black and historically marginalized people.

Capacity-Building. We provide training, technical assistance and coaching to our Core Fund Grantee Partners to strengthen operations in fundraising, financial management, HR, IT, marketing and beyond. With greater sustainability, our grantee partners are positioned to deepen their impact and influence.

Community-Building. Through our Grantee Convening and networking opportunities, we connect global racial justice movement leaders with each other — and their music industry peers — to exchange ideas, innovate and collaborate.

NEWS

FISCAL PARTNER

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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

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Temi Adeniji

Managing Director of WM South Africa / SVP, Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy and SVP, Special Projects at WMG

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Mark Baker

Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations at WMG

Val Blavatnik

Senior Director of Business Development at Warner Chappell Music

Blavatnik Family Foundation

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Vice President for the Americas and Chief Partnership and Advocacy Officer at The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Tanya Coke

Director of Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice at the Ford Foundation

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Camille Hackney

Chief Partnerships Officer at Atlantic Records / Head of Global Brand Partnerships at WMG

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Paul Henderson

Executive Director at the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (DPA)

Myn Jazeel

Senior Vice President of Rhino UK & EastWest Records

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Alencia Johnson

Advocate & Political Strategist / Chief Impact Officer & Founder of 1063 West Broad

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Michael Lynton

Chairman at Snap Inc.

Kristal McKanders

Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing at WMG

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Riggs Morales

Senior Vice President of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records

Charles Robert Davidson

Assistant Dean of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York

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Maurice Stinnett

Global Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at WMG

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Peter L. Thoren

Executive Vice President at Access Industries, Inc.

Eric Wong

President & Chief Marketing Officer of Warner Recorded Music at WMG

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