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General Purposes

Association of Black Foundation Executives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) is a nonprofit professional membership organization created to encourage increased grantmaking that addresses issues of importance to the black community. The association promotes philanthropy through a number of programs and services for members and the greater philanthropic community.Multiyear funding will enable the association to continue promoting philanthropy and making black issues a priority in the grantmaking community. Activities will include increasing membership; building relationships with other groups through participation in the Joint Dialogue; conducting joint efforts with Hispanics in Philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy; hosting a special session on holding philanthropy accountable to black communities at the Council on Foundations’ (COF) annual conference; and implementing a leadership development program in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy and the National Center on Black Philanthropy.During the past two years, ABFE hosted a reception at COF’s fall conference for community foundations to encourage African-American community foundation professionals to become members; recognized outstanding individuals and philanthropies that serve black communities; launched a Web site; and held its first annual luncheon.