Shifting Paradigms in the Practice of Philanthropy by Giving Black
We are bringing forth a paradigm shift in philanthropy from focusing on Black deficits to shining a light on our considerable potential and financial leverage in order to increase the assets in our communities with the power of Black philanthropy.
Our vision is to create a strong alliance between funders and Black communities. We will get there by providing tools and resources to help foundations and other giving organizations make informed grantmaking decisions about their support in our communities.
Your participation makes the difference. Join us as we innovate Black philanthropy!
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Giving Black: WE Take Action
Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund - This Fund is the result of collaboration between the Black Philanthropy Initiative, a field of interest fund established at the Foundation in 2007 to address the needs of the Black community, and Bannister House, a nursing home for retired African American domestic workers.
On this day, June 19, 1865 -- 152 years ago -- in Galveston, TX, many slaves learned for the first time that they were free in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation. Despite the fact that it had been issued two-and-a-half years before, slaveholders had suppressed this information in areas still under confederate control.
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