Announcing the third round of recipients.
Supporting deeply focused community initiatives to improve the outcomes of thousands of people.
Today, Gucci announces the third round of recipients for its five-year Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund. Our partner non-profit organizations across North America have impacted the lives of thousands of people through a myriad of initiatives such as mental health services for Black women; arts and educational programming in diverse communities.
Gucci is honored to welcome 12 new non-profit organizations into the Changemakers Community, who are supporting Indigenous communities; providing mental health support to young people; using arts programming to inspire the next generation of young creatives; and providing economic support services to diverse communities.
Sista Afya, a 2021 Impact Fund recipient based in Chicago, IL, shared how impactful the award was to their community programs: “Being a Gucci Changemakers grant recipient supported Sista Afya Community Care with establishing a free therapy program, Thrive in Therapy that provides holistic mental health services to Black women experiencing multiple barriers to care. Since receiving the Gucci Changemakers grant, we’ve provided over 100 women with quality, gender, and culturally responsive care in Chicago. As a growing non-profit organization, Gucci Changemakers has been instrumental to our success and impact serving Black women with mental health conditions in Chicago.”
The 2022 recipients are:
- Living Walls, Atlanta, GA
- Free Root Operation, Chicago, IL
- Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Detroit, MI
- Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Houston, TX
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
- Miami Homes for All, Miami, FL
- 826 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
- GatherFor, New York, NY
- BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
- Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, San Francisco, CA
- UforChange, Toronto, ON, Canada
- HBCU 20X20, Washington D.C.
In addition, these select organizations will have the opportunity to engage in volunteer activities with Gucci employees, participate in Town Hall conversations with Gucci leadership, and additional programming with Gucci’s North America Brand and Culture Engagement team.
Since its launch in 2019, Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program and Impact Fund have invested almost $3 million in multi-year grant funding to organizations and students working to promote social good in diverse communities throughout North America. The next round of applications for the Gucci Changemakers impact Fund will open in late Fall of 2022.