BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH 2016 would like to thank our generous sponsors:



The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at


The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Since its founding, The California Wellness Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $950 million.  The organization’s goals through grantmaking are to address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas; to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations; to recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities; and to inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and health care issues. Learn more by visiting  


The mission of The Give Black Foundation is to leverage technology and new media toward facilitating, encouraging, and telling the story of Black philanthropy. We achieve this through the development of public service initiatives that are national in focus and intended for widespread use. We are the creators of The Black Charity Finder, a user-friendly, searchable database of organizations with a verified focus on benefiting Black communities. Our tools, media, and research are designed to support numerous stakeholders across the Black philanthropy eco-system - from individual donors to institutional funders to non-profits to research efforts. We want to make it easier, more data-driven, and more compelling for people and organizations interested in "giving black." Visit







ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.  Visit for more information.  


The African American Community Foundation (AACF) facilitates grantmaking to nonprofit organizations addressing disparities experienced by Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s African American community. The AACF accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations in three focus areas: Public Education Support, Health and Economic Development. Visit for more information.


African American Development Officers is a national network comprised of individuals that have designated fundraising and/or development as their primary responsibility in their organization. The mission of the network is to foster professional development and to facilitate interaction among members. Visit for more information on the organization and its upcoming 2017 Conference.     


Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2015 grants of $95 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – education and youth development, neighborhoods, health and human services, arts and culture, economic development and purposeful aging – and responds to the community’s needs.  For more information on the Cleveland Foundation, visit 


For 38 years, the Arizona Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. The Arizona Community Foundation and its statewide Affiliates harness the collective generosity of thousands of Arizonans, steward their gifts with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars of grants and scholarships every year. Funding is awarded in the following focus areas:  Quality Education, Health Innovations, Arts and Culture, Environment and Sustainability, and Community Development and Improvement. Learn more at 



Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy (BABIP) is a regional, nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to advance the interests of African Americans in philanthropy and address the impact of racial disparity within philanthropic institutions and African American communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing together foundation professionals - trustees, program officers, administrative and technical staff - with corporate, governmental, and association representatives, BABIP members are a strong leadership core within the sector, individually and collectively, and add a needed Black perspective to philanthropic discourse and debate. Visit the website at


The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA is a growing network that currently includes more than 4,720 leaders representing nearly 2,577 organizations and programs across the country. The organization uses four interconnected strategies to drive targeted results around education, workforce, family, and positive narratives about Black men and boys.  Visit to learn more.


Central Carolina Community Foundation - the midlands' expert on philanthropy - is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need.  For more information about the Foundation, visit

Christian Theological Seminary is a fully accredited, inclusive ecumenical graduate school located in Indianapolis, IN. The mission of CTS is to form disciples of Jesus Christ for church and community leadership to serve God’s transforming of the world.  CTS is home to the 1st PhD in African-American Preaching designed to research, develop, and expose the untold treasures of the unique and indigenous American art form of African American preaching, in order to ignite a preaching renaissance to revive Christianity in America in the 21st century.  Frank A. Thomas leads the PhD program as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics.  Visit Christian Theological Seminary for more details. 


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities.  In 2015, the Foundation celebrates 90 years of grantmaking in the Greater Hartford region, made possible by gifts from thousands of individuals, families and organizations. It has awarded grants of more than $620 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit or call 860-548-1888.


Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Since its inception in 1968, the Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to communities all across America. Programs funded by the Foundation are improving academic test scores, raising literacy and mathematical competencies, encouraging cultural consciousness, and instilling moral and social responsibility in America’s youth.  To learn more about the foundation, please visit


POISE Foundation is an African American led community foundation focused on assisting the Pittsburgh Region’s Black community in achieving self-sustaining practices, through leadership, collective giving, grant making and advocacy. Created in 1980, POISE was the first public foundation in Pennsylvania created and managed by African Americans. For 35 years, the Foundation has provided support to programs that add to the quality of life of Black Pittsburgh and its surrounding regions; and has expanded its services to affect Black families and their communities across the United States. For more information about POISE Foundation, visit


Resource Generation (RG) organizes young people ages 18-35 with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. RG organizes a multi-racial constituency of young people with inherited, earned, or future wealth. The broader RG community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. We have chapters in 16 cities, several national and regional retreats, quarterly webinars, and more where members engage in peer-to-peer learning, political education, and collective action for social justice.  Visit for details. 


Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.  As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at


The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) is one of the nation's largest regional associations of grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. SECF works in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South's philanthropic voice and infrastructure through engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging insightful philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region's grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change. For more information, visit


Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy (SCBIP) is a professional membership organization that connects African-American philanthropists in the greater Los Angeles area to each other and to opportunities to advance change. Read more by visiting SCBIP.  


The Community Foundation,® for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 as Greater New Haven's permanent charitable endowment. For more than three generations, thousands of donors have built the community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. In addition to grantmaking, The Foundation helps build a stronger community by taking measures to improve student achievement, creating healthy families, promoting local philanthropy via creating a welcoming community for marginalized groups, and encouraging better understanding of their region. Visit online at


Founded in 1998 by nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner, the Tom Joyner Foundation supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments, and capacity building enhancements. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $65 million supporting more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. To learn more about the foundation, visit



For the past 32 years, Triangle Community Foundation has enhanced the lives of all its residents by connecting donors with causes they care about, investing in nonprofits and serving as a resource for local issues in the Triangle region of central North Carolina.  Each year the Foundation grants more than $18 million back into the community, partnering with donors and nonprofits to make a difference, now and for the future. Dedicated to building strong nonprofits, successful community leaders, and a Triangle where everyone can thrive, the Foundation works hard to continue learning and educating in our region, with the continuous support of their generous donors and fundholders. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit