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General Purposes

National Center for Black Philanthropy, Inc.

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Caribbean, United States

About this grant

The National Center for Black Philanthropy was established in 1999 to encourage giving and volunteerism among African Americans. The center works to educate the public about African-American philanthropy; promote full participation by African Americans in all aspects of philanthropy; advocate for institutions involved in African-American philanthropy; and conduct research on the contributions of African-American philanthropy to the social and economic well-being of all Americans.Funding will enable the center to pursue goals that include strengthening its capacity to manage, develop and support programming and services; planning and conducting networking and professional development events, including four regional U.S. conferences and preparing for the fifth national conference; and continuing long-term planning and capacity-building.Accomplishments during the past two years included conducting the fourth National Conference on Black Philanthropy; participating in planning two regional conferences on black philanthropy; completing a research project on endowment development in black organizations; launching a new program, "Endowment Training for African American Organizations"; and expanding public education through an enhanced Web site.