The Black Light Foundation was founded in Charlotte, NC on July 18, 2019. Jalah Clayton, Mahogany Clayton, and Tristan Marrow created this non-profit organization in an effort to shed light on a dark place. Following the passing of Claudia Clayton, they filled the void in their lives with light. Less than two months later, they had incorporated The Black Light Foundation. There was an immense need to raise awareness for and provide resources toward mental health within the Black and Caribbean communities.
While the organization is based in North Carolina, its founders span across the country – as do the resources. The Black Light Foundation is available to anyone thanks to its digital space
This foundation will provide more than resources and do more than build awareness. It will serve as a catalyst for change within certain communities, and help end the stigma around mental health and wellness.