Sentinel Awards

Meet Our Community Sentinels!

This Black History Month, we launched the Sentinel Awards, a 28-day, community-driven effort to identify and elect a person, group, or organization that embodies The 5 Ts of Philanthropy.

A Sentinel is driven by the needs of the community to give their time, talent, ties, treasures, and a good testimony. This is genuinely Giving Black®. 

Thank you for helping us identify and select our community Sentinels. 

We announced the Sentinels at our Couch Conversation on February 28, 2023.

In case you missed the event, here are the five community Sentinels:

Brandi Brown

Taneshia Nash Laird

Anthony Britt

Terry E. Carter

Sandra Elaine Scott

NEBiP's Mission

The mission of New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBIP) is to inform, reform and transform the practice of philanthropy. Our goal is to increase the assets and power of Black philanthropy and communities. 100% of your contribution whether through membership and/or donation will support philanthropic efforts and research to inform the practice of philanthropy in Black communities.

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The landscape of philanthropy is changing. The demographics of who gives and what they care about is vastly different than it was 20 or 30 years ago. The dollars that are available for philanthropic investment have increased exponentially and the transfer of that wealth in the coming years is going to a new breed of philanthropists.

Foundations need to keep up with the interests, behaviors and passions of their stakeholders. We can help. Through our Intentional Philanthropic Investments program, we provide tailored expert support and associated tools and resources that can be used in in developing and executing effective intentional philanthropy.

By engaging our IPI team, you can receive guidance on how to power your intentional investment strategy – which approaches are right for your community or individual focus and how to create the biggest impact.


If you would like to learn more or join our group of New England-based Black philanthropists, trustees and staffs of grant making institutions, we would love to meet you! Simply complete the form below and someone from the NEBiP team will be in touch with you.

Your participation makes the difference as we to enhance philanthropy’s ability to address the needs of Black communities.

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