AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

The BLM organization took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial statement shared with the AP

NEW YORK (AP) — A financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation took in just over $90 million last year.

The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement said individual donations averaged $30.76 in 2020.

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The foundation committed $21.7 million in grant funding to BLM chapters and other Black-led local organizations and ended the year with a balance of more than $60 million.

This marks the first time in the movement’s nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances amid criticism that they have operated with little public transparency.

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