Black Philanthropy Month

The goal of Black Philanthropy Month is to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropy to strengthen African American giving in all its forms. To support this goal, you can attend BPM 2020 events, share on social media why you think Black philanthropy is important using #BPM2020, or donate to a black-led and black-benefitting organization on Give 8/28, August 28.


August 1: 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) — 2020 marks the third 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 Friday at 10 a.m. during August, Community Foundation staff members will interview Black philanthropists to share the stories of Black philanthropic impact in the Midlands. Below is the schedule of interviews. Community members can watch the interviews live on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

August 7 — Shambi Broome, Webgyrlz Code

August 14 — Ayanna White, Power In Changing

August 21 — Amariel Cooper, We Ball 4 Destin Foundation

On August 28, CCCF staff members will interview multiple 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. Facebook Live interviews will take place at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. on August 28. A list of Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits being interviewed is below.

  • Talented Tenth
  • Free Thinkers Radio
  • Ivy Heritage of Irmo
  • Auntie Karen Foundation
  • Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
  • Big Homie Lil Homie Mentoring
  • Sowing Seeds
  • The Hive