Celebrate & Support Black Philanthropy Month and Give 8/28

This August, we invite you to join the Black Philanthropy Month celebration that honors black philanthropists who positively impact our community and, consider how you can expand your philanthropic impact.

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving in addition to honoring African American and African-descent gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Created by Jackie Bouvier Copeland, Ph.D. and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, BPM launched in August 2011 to commemorate the United Nations Year and Decade of People of African Descent.

Black Philanthropy Month provides an opportunity to listen and learn allowing donors to make smart investments in black communities. Click here to learn more about the tradition of black giving.

Black Philanthropy Month — Fierce Equity of Now! From Dream to Action.

This year’s BPM theme will highlight new strategies to advance lasting funding and racial equity in Black communities worldwide. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, BPM encompasses self-organized events, community dialogue and charitable giving across the nation. Community members can follow the national conversation via social media by following #BPM2022 and learn more about ways to celebrate at www.blackphilanthropymonth.com.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifth Annual Give 8/28 Inspires Giving to Black-led and Black-benefiting Nonprofits from August 28–31

2022 marks the fifth year the Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) will promote financial giving for Black-led and Black-benefitting nonprofits. Give 8/28 builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with days of giving for Black nonprofits. The event leverages online fundraising tools in order to tap into the enthusiasm of the 21st Century philanthropist.

Early giving begins August 27. For more information about Give 8/28, click here.