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Celebrating 8 Years of Black Philanthropy

Dear Readers,I created eight years ago as a hobby that grew from my love of Black philanthropy. My goal was to uplift, inform and inspire Black philanthropy. From sharing stories of Black philanthropists to nonprofits...Show More Summary

Black-Owned Philanthropic Special Events Company Celebrates 10 Years

Dani Johnson (right), founder of Special Gathering with Marcus Littles of Frontline Solutions at the 11thAnnual Community Investment Network Conference in October 2015. Event planner Dani Johnson has a unique focus for her special events company – philanthropy. Show More Summary

“The State of Black Rochester” and the Power of Giving Together

Closing out our Community Foundation Week series is the Rochester Area Community Foundation in Rochester, New York. In 2011 the foundation formed the African American Giving Initiative, which is focused on creating an endowment fundShow More Summary

Black Giving Matters: Interview with Terri Bradford Eason of The Cleveland Foundation

Teri Eason volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland, OH,and helped cook breakfast for 55 families. During Community Foundation Week (November 12-18), is highlighting staff, board members and donors atShow More Summary

Black Giving Matters: Rodney O. Powell, Board Member at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

During Community Foundation Week (Nov. 12-18), is highlighting staff, board members and donors at community foundations that are demonstrating a strong commitment to informing, inspiring, investing in and involving Black philanthropic leadership. Show More Summary

Community Foundation Week Profile: Dr. Ivye L. Allen, President of Foundation for the Mid South

Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek)—running Thursday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 18 — helps raise awareness about the more than 750 community foundations across the United States. Given the crucial role of community philanthropy...Show More Summary

Black Women’s Giving Circle Kicks Off Community Foundation Week

Members of the African-American Women's Giving and Empowerment Circle, an initiative of the Arizona Community Foundation Today marks the start of Community Foundation Week 2015, a national effort to raise awareness about the increasingly...Show More Summary

‘The Soul of Philanthropy’ Exhibit and Programs Open in Houston

Prairie View A&M University student volunteers with exhibit creator Valaida Fullwood at the opening of 'The Soul of Philanthropy' at Houston’s Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum leads community-wide exploration...Show More Summary

Philanthropy of Five Black Families Reaches Record High for Charles H. Wright Museum

Donors contributing $100K each to the Wright Museum’s most successful fundraiser represent five Detroit-based African American entities: Bridgewater Interiors, Prestige Automotive, Roy & Maureen Roberts, The Sid E. Taylor Foundation, and The Pickard Family Fund. Show More Summary

Culture Shift Labs Gathers 150 African American Leaders in Tech, Innovation & Social Impact

Andrea Hoffman, CEO, Culture Shift Labs and weekend co-host; Bonita Coleman Stewart,Google (Awards Brunch honoree); co-host Van Jones Influencers and Innovators Convened to Discuss Inclusive Driven Innovation and Celebrate Three Honorees...Show More Summary

“The Power of Our Philanthropy” to Highlight Strategic and Collective Giving in Communities of Color

Marsha Morgan, center, with Birmingham Change Fund giving circle at the 2014 CIN Conference By Marsha MorganPower is known as the source of an energy supply. This is not only applicable to science but also to our everyday lives. I always...Show More Summary

Hartford Foundation Announces the Black Giving Circle Fund

Guests attend a 2014 event that kicked off the Hartford Foundation's Black Philanthropy initiative. HARTFORD, CT – Residents in Greater Hartford are coming together to support the needs of the Black community through the Hartford Foundation...Show More Summary

Black-Led Social Change Organizations: Your Input is Needed

A national survey is currently identifying the broad range of Black-led social change organizations in the United States with the goal of catalyzing significant local and national change. Led by Kevin Ryan, a program director at theShow More Summary

Rhode Island Foundation Offers Grants to Serve the Black Community

PROVIDENCE, RI – Nonprofit organizations that serve the African-American community have until September 17 to apply for grants from the Black Philanthropy Fund (BPF), a field-of-interest fund at the Rhode Island Foundation that is supported...Show More Summary

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Celebrates 20th Year

Danny Simmons (Rush Philanthropic co-founder), Tangie Murray (Rush Philanthropic executive director),Wangechi Mutu (Art For Life 2015 featured artist) and Russell Simmons (Rush Philanthropic co-founder) celebrateRush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 20th Anniversary at the Annual Art For Life Benefit on July 18, 2015 in Water Mill, New York. Show More Summary

Social Impact, Education Among Themes at Head & Heart Philanthropy Summit

Social entrepreneurs, education leaders, philanthropists, and foundation and corporate executives convened for the annual Head and Heart Philanthropy Summit, held August 16-18 on Martha’s Vineyard. Moderated by Dr. Aleesha Taylor ofShow More Summary

Diversity Scholarship Honors Legacy of Black Playwright and Educator

EBONI Alumni Association members Wade Williams '93, Chrystee Pharris '98, and Billy McDonald '75at the Mary Burrill Scholarship Fundraiser in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA – On August 23, EBONI Alumni Association, the African American...Show More Summary

Black Giving Matters: Q&A with Birgit Smith Burton of the African American Development Officers Network

A series by BGB Contributor Valaida Fullwood initiated for Black Philanthropy Month 2015 and aimed at informing, inspiring and investing in philanthropic leadershipBirgit Smith Burton is Founder and Chair of the African American Development...Show More Summary

Black Giving Matters: Q&A with Ebony L. Perkins of Central Carolina Community Foundation

Ebony Perkins with children at a philanthropic event on Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. A series by BGB Contributor Valaida Fullwood initiated for Black Philanthropy Month 2015 and aimed at informing, inspiring and investing in philanthropic leadership“Why would I not help others and future generations when I was helped in the past. Show More Summary

Black Giving Matters: Q&A with Athan Lindsay of the Community Foundation for Greater Greensboro

A series by BGB Contributor Valaida Fullwood initiated for Black Philanthropy Month 2015 and aimed at informing, inspiring and investing in philanthropic leadershipWith more than a decade of experience in the field of philanthropy and...Show More Summary

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