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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 $72,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

The New York Black Communities in Philanthropy Initiative, a project of the Twenty-First Century Foundation, connects African-American assets with black-led charities. The project educates the most important asset builders in black communities – mid-career professionals, affluent individuals, youth and faith-based organizations – on philanthropic issues and encourages giving.Multiyear funding will enable the project to convene focus groups in Chicago, New York and Washington to explore the needs of local black philanthropists; provide donor education on key issues that affect black communities and technical assistance in areas such as organizing, advocacy and leadership development; develop local guides to black philanthropy funding resources; build a "virtual" black philanthropic community through the Internet; and improve and maintain its Web site.Activities during the past year included developing profiles of key black philanthropists, foundations and associations; holding donor workshops for black philanthropies; releasing a preliminary report on black philanthropy; and providing technical assistance to various organizations.