Fund Black Community Basketball Court in STL!

Thank you to everyone who donated to this campaign! Be on the look out for updates on the Community Basketball Court this spring. 

If you want to learn more about the Black Power Blueprint, go to!  

It’s not just building a basketball court; it’s rebuilding our community.

Be part of building an outdoor court on this corner lot at College Ave. and W. Florissant on the northside of St. Louis.
We are determined to change the conditions faced by our community, in a neighborhood that is 95% Black, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. African people in the St. Louis area are 3.23 times more likely than whites to live in poverty, the eighth-highest disparity out of 48 metro areas. The Black Power Blueprint has already purchased the land and demolished a city-owned abandoned and condemned building there.

We need your support to raise the $60,000 needed to build and surface a court with lighting, fencing, benches and bleachers, so that our community can have spirited youth ball programs, pickup games, leagues, tournaments and more . This is another black community-led project of the nonprofit African People's Education and Defense Fund that improves the well-being of our community and helps close the huge disparities we face in overall health and life expectancy, including diabetes, obesity and hypertension rates.

The Black Power Blueprint  is transforming our community not just with land, buildings and a court, but with a sense of pride and a vision for a prosperous future once again.


  • Dana Doughty
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Kestrel Feiner-homer
    • $55 
    • 2 yrs
  • Saleha Erdmann
    • $60 
    • 2 yrs
  • Saleha Erdmann
    • $45 
    • 2 yrs
  • Saleha Erdmann
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (47)

African People's Education And Defense Fund -
Raised $380 from 5 donations
St Louis, MO
African People's Education & Defense Fund, Inc.
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Uhuru Furniture Philly
Team member
Raised $4,660 from 13 donations
Leah Fifield
Team member
Raised $2,074 from 11 donations
Erica H
Team member
Raised $1,455 from 9 donations
Uhuru Furniture Oakland
Team member
Raised $1,160 from 10 donations

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