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National Conference on Black Philanthropy

National Center for Black Philanthropy, Inc.

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period December 1, 2002–November 30, 2003
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The National Center for Black Philanthropy was established following the first two conferences on black philanthropy and its flagship event remains the biennial conference on African-American giving, volunteering and organized philanthropy.Funding will support the fourth National Conference on Black Philanthropy in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12-14, 2003. The conference will explore unique strategies or approaches that have solved problems and led to successful outcomes in the areas of personal giving, grantmaking, fundraising and faith-based philanthropy. Key elements of the conference will include 40 concurrent workshops, 25 to 30 roundtable sessions, two to four speakers and panels and an awards dinner; participation by 600 to 800 professionals involved in black philanthropy; the presentation of in-depth pre-conference workshops; and publication of the proceedings.Highlights of the third national conference included five featured speakers, 53 concurrent workshops and four speakers sessions and panels; presentations by noted leaders in the field of philanthropy; pre-conference workshops that covered themes such as endowment development and management; and increased coverage by the media.