What We're Reading: Black Philanthropy Month bridging gaps for the Black community

"As the co-founder and co-CEO of Be Nimble Foundation, Kelli Jones saw the need for more philanthropic support for Black organizations long before the pandemic tightened budgets," said author Jayden Kennett for the Indianapolis Recorder."Coming out of the pandemic, she’s seen the money and resources that Black organizations had been begging for."

"Jackie Bouvier Copeland launched Black Philanthropy Month in 2011 to celebrate Black giving and promote funding in equity. Celebrated every August worldwide, this year’s theme focuses on rebuilding communities and creating lasting funding and racial equity for Black communities."

"Black people give the highest proportion of their income to philanthropy, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, but receive as little as 2% of the funding — which was an inspiration to create Black Philanthropy Month, Copeland said."

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