Black Voices

Celebrating Black creators, music, and culture

The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

In 2020, we launched the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a multi-year commitment dedicated to spotlighting and growing Black creators and music on our platform, by giving them access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube.

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Applications are currently closed for our #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund grant.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Fund at this time. We will keep the community updated on future opportunities throughout the year.

In our first year, we’ve welcomed 133 grantees hailing from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, and Nigeria. This incredible group includes musicians, beauty entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, poets, personal trainers, teachers, parents, photographers, and more.

We’ll be announcing our next class of Fund grantees soon, as well as sharing more opportunities that will be available throughout the year.

If selected for the fund, you’ll receive resources including:


Dedicated support from a YouTube Partner Manager


Seed funding invested into the development of your channel


Development incubator focused on production, community engagement, and wellbeing


Bespoke trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the year

The Application Window is Now Closed.

Thanks for your interest in the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund. We are no longer accepting applications for the grant program at this time. We will keep the community updated on future opportunities.

More questions? Check out the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I hear if I have been selected, and how will you communicate it?

    We hope to inform our selected Class of 2022 by no later than October, and will send out notifications to all applicants using the email address provided in the application. If you are not selected for funding, don’t fret! We’ll have other opportunities to connect with us, your peers, receive training, and more. Additionally, this is a multi-year program, so there will be more opportunities to receive grants in years to come.

  • Who controls the data I submitted?

    If you submitted application data, it will be controlled by Google LLC and subject to the Google Privacy Policy. However, your application data will be used solely for the purposes to which you agreed.

  • How long is my data kept on file?

    We will keep the application information you provided for no longer than 3 months from the date of collection, unless you are awarded funding or choose to hear more about various programs, events, campaigns, and promotions related to the Fund, in which case data will be retained for as long as necessary to your participation.

  • How can I make changes to my submission?

    You may contact us at at any time to withdraw your consent, or to access, change, or delete your information. You can also contact Google’s Data Protection Officer to submit a data access request.