Black Philanthropy Month

The goal of Black Philanthropy Month is to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropy to strengthen African-descent giving in all its forms. To support this goal, you can attend local or national BPM 2021 events, share on social media why you think Black philanthropy is important using #BPM2021 or celebrate Give 8/28 by donating to a Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofit on August 28.


August 3: Black Philanthropy Month Summit — This summit will help all leaders reimagine how to use philanthropy, social impact investing, angel investing, and venture capital to create a more equitable future.

August 28: Give 8/28 (formerly Giving Black Day) — 2021 marks the fourth year the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute (YBGB) will promote financial giving for Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits on August 28!


Facebook Live Interviews

Each Thursday at noon during August, Community Foundation staff members will interview Black philanthropists to share the stories of Black philanthropic impact in the Midlands, each with a focus on a pillar of philanthropy. Below is the schedule of interviews. Community members can watch the interviews live on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

August 5 — The TENacity of Philanthropy: Treasure

August 12 — The TENacity of Philanthropy: Talent + Testimony

August 19 — The TENacity of Philanthropy: Time

On August 26, CCCF will be celebrating the impact of Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits in the Midlands for Give 8/28 Day, a day devoted to financially supporting Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits. A special edition On the Table conversation about the impact of Black giving will take place at noon.