Black Philanthropy Month 2021

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.

Black Philanthropy Month — TENacity: Making Equity Real
This year’s BPM theme, TENacity: Making Equity Real, seeks to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African American and African-descent giving. 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 #BPM2021 and learn more about ways to celebrate at

Fourth Annual Give 8/28 Inspires Giving to Black-led and Black-benefiting Nonprofits
The annual Give 8/28 is scheduled for Saturday, August 28. Led by the Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute in Washington, D.C., the national giving day initiative culminates Black Philanthropy Month. Give 8/28 urges people to financially support Black-led and Black-benefiting organizations.

Give 8/28 builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with one concentrated day of giving for Black nonprofits, which leverages online fundraising tools in order to tap into the enthusiasm of the 21st Century philanthropist.

For more information about Give 8/28, click here.