Funders The Black Lesbian Writers Room is made possible with the generous support of The Field Foundation of Illinois and The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. The Field Foundation aims its grant-making toward the goal of community empowerment through funding nonprofits working in Justice, Art and Leadership Investment. It seeks to invest in organizations working to address systemic issues in divested communities. The Center provides funding and support for projects initiated by faculty affiliates, graduate students, undergraduates, artists-in-residence and visiting fellows. The Center supports and sponsors a number of public programs geared towards promoting an investigation of the ties between race, ethnicity and culture.