Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Celebrating #BPM2014: Black Philanthropy Month

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Image created by Center for Urban Families...thank you!

During the last week of Black Philanthropy Month, we’d like to highlight some of the organizations observing the annual month-long campaign that aims to strengthen African American and African descent giving in all its forms.

The Arizona Community Foundation is highlighting its people and projects that advance philanthropy for African Americans in Arizona. The foundation profiles two giving circles, African American Women’s Giving and Empowerment Circle and Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy (REAP), which provides Black men in Arizona with a mechanism for community investment, strategic giving and grantmaking. Read more here.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture profiles its members and their stories of giving. The Floyd Family shares, “As our family thinks about Black Philanthropy Month, we pay tribute to how we can continue to serve and impact our community while also representing our ideals and values. Locally, we continue to work closely with and actively support several organizations which embody our beliefs, including the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture. The Gantt Center is a major focus of our family's continued giving and support. It symbolizes the center of African-American culture here in Charlotte and uniquely represents those African-Americans who have sacrificed for the well-being of our family.” Read more profiles here and here.

Center for Urban Families has created a wonderful graphic (pictured above) and video in observance of #BPM2014. The Baltimore-based organization aims to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success.  Visit the website to learn more about their local and national programs.

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