Black Voters Matter

MEET OUR 2023-2024
Grantee Partner

The mission of Black Voters Matter is to increase civic engagement and powerbuilding in predominantly Black communities.

Black Voters Matter believes in working directly with communities to define agendas and implement solutions that create meaningful change. With this in mind, Black Voters Matter is rallying voters, amplifying issues impacting Black communities, and emphasizing the power of every vote as a tool for change. BVM urgently needs financial support this year to fuel the fight against voter suppression, injustice, and inequality in marginalized communities.

Why BVM? Why now?

Black Voters Matter uplifts the critical role Black voters play in local and presidential elections, even in the face of ongoing attacks on voting rights. Despite being criticized for low turnout, Black voters consistently show up and fight for representation, equal access to voting, healthcare, affordable housing, education, and jobs. By supporting BVM you are helping ensure that the Black electorate is not erased or ignored by lawmakers.

Cliff Albright

BVM Co-Founder & Executive Director

Cliff Albright is a 2020 Soros Equality Fellow and co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund (and BVM Capacity Building Institute) which builds community and organizational capacity related to Black voting power.

BVM received national attention in 2017 when they helped mobilize Black voters during the U.S. Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. Since then, Cliff and the BVM team have traveled throughout thirteen primarily southern states in “The Blackest Bus in America” energizing voters and exposing voter suppression.

Cliff serves as an instructor of African-American Studies at several universities. Cliff previously lived in historic Selma, Alabama, where he focused on bringing financial resources to Alabama’s blackbelt region. Cliff attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.P.S. in Africana Studies. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama.

Cliff has contributed articles to and been featured on MSNBC, CNN, New York Times, BlavityThe Guardian, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

LaTosha Brown

BVM Co-Founder & Chief Doer

LaTosha Brown is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights.

She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern based civic engagement organization that played an instrumental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race. Ms. Brown is principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a philanthropy advisory consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. For more than 25 years, she has served as a consultant and advisor for individual donors, government, public foundations and private donors.

Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has distinguished herself as a trusted expert and resource in political strategy, rural development and special programming for a number of national and regional philanthropies. She is the founding project director of Grantmakers for Southern Progress.


The Video

This documentary short film on the work of Black Voters Matter features co-founders Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown.


100% of your contribution to JusticeAid will support BVM’s work to fight back against voter suppression.



Increasing voter registration and turnout is an important aspect of building power, but this is just the beginning of BVM’s work.



BVM advocates for policies to expand voting rights and voter access, such as expanding early voting, resisting voter ID, restoration of rights, and strengthening the Voting Rights Act. BVM also advocates for policies that intersect with race, gender, economic status, and other aspects of equity.​



BVM helps develop and strengthen infrastructure where little/none exists. This includes staff and partner training, candidate development, and network development.

Join the JusticeAid family to support Black Voters Matter.

About JusticeAid

JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted nearly $3 million to nonprofits working to ensure access to justice for the disenfranchised and marginalized. Our grantee partners are fighting racist voter suppression and racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others.