Friday, January 13, 2012
TheGrio.com highlights findings from a new report, “Cultures of Giving Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy By and For Communities of Color” released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that reveals African Americans give away 25 percent more of their income per year than whites. And they are donating through new, more accessible methods, like the Internet, texting and other grassroots channels.
The article provides a brief look into the history of African American giving, our motivations for giving, and features BlackGivesBack's top ten black celebrity philanthropists list of 2011!
According to the press release, not only does the report shed light on the encouraging trends found in this movement of self-help--or “identity-based”--philanthropy within communities of color, but it also issues a call to action for foundations, funders and major donors to embrace this emerging area of giving if they want to truly drive social change. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was one of the first to study and support identity-based philanthropy and it has become the largest single funder of identity-based funds in the country. We'll have more on this report soon!