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New York Black Communities in Philanthropy Initiative

Twenty-First Century Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

The New York Black Communities in Philanthropy Initiative is a project that connects African-American assets with black-led charities. The initiative has developed educational materials, financial planning skills and nonprofit evaluation tools to encourage philanthropic use of new wealth among African Americans.Multiyear funding will support activities that include continuing research to understand the three main donor segments: individuals, associations and foundations; developing tools, workshops and services that fit the needs of each segment; targeting program packages to the appropriate segment; and developing partnerships with other organizations to share knowledge to grow and sustain effective philanthropy in the African-American community.Activities during the past two years included creating and extending a model to engage donors; establishing a workshop for a national network of financial service professionals to highlight the untapped philanthropic potential of African Americans; and conducting workshops and providing technical assistance to youth organizations on community-based philanthropy.