So let’s make this Black Philanthropy Month our moment to change the way we define and speak about philanthropy. Let’s tap into the rich resources we have around us. Let’s embrace and empower the community assets that have historically driven action in the black community. Let’s build a better world — and let’s all do it together, recognizing the positive impact that black philanthropy has and will continue to have on countless communities.
Philanthropy can be just as focused on perpetuity as it can on results. I have witnessed institutions with millions and billions in assets and the desire to change the world attack that very mission as a solo practitioner.
This new report highlights ongoing initiatives to create jobs through economic inclusion in Baltimore. Through interviews, it documents best practices and finds that the strategies create benefits for individuals, businesses and institutions.