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Effective and Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities: Building a Framework and Agenda for Change

This document outlines ABFE’s framework for effective philanthropy in black communities, including the role that philanthropy should take in constituency engagement, policy change, system reform, program delivery, leadership development, and data collection and research.

Leadership and Race

This 2010 report by Leadership Learning Community offers practical methods and recommendations to help leadership programs prepare participants to bring a more race conscious lens to their work and empower people of color to better lead their communities.    

Towards a More Responsive Philanthropy: Grantmaking for Racial Equity & LGBTQ Justice

This 2012 report by the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, stems from a campaign to launch a multi-year initiative to increase grantmaking and strengthen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and people of color (POC) organizations and communities. This report focuses on the stories of five foundations that have made an intentional commitment to engaging communities […]

Time, Talent, and Treasure: A Study of Black Philanthropy

This 2004 study of African-American giving conducted by the Twenty-First Century Foundation provides a quantitative and qualitative snapshot of the range of philanthropic support in the African-American community.  

Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy By and For Communities of Color

This 2012 report provides an overview of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Cultures of Giving grantmaking strategy to build the field of identity-based philanthropy through capacity building, network building, and donor engagement and offers lessons learned, including the importance of trust and transparency.