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General Purposes

Association of Black Foundation Executives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant supports the Association of Black Foundation Executives, a membership organization that promotes effective and responsive philanthropy in black communities. The association is dedicated to the professional development of its members, who are staff and board members of philanthropic organizations. Recent accomplishments include: graduating the fifth class of a fellowship program for young black professionals in philanthropy, building the membership of the Black Philanthropic Network with regional associations of grantmakers, and redesigning the Race Matters Toolkit to focus specifically on the role of philanthropy in black communities. Over the next two years, the grantee’s goals are to: 1) encourage philanthropic institutions in Michigan to adopt its Framework for Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities; 2) increase awareness within the philanthropic community on the key issues affecting black communities and possible investment strategies to address them; and 3) create greater connections among the grantee’s members through regional meetings and targeted communications.