$25 Million Comprehensive Campaign

Celebrating 50 Years of ABFE

In 2020, ABFE committed to raising $25 million dollars to rebuild and strengthen Black-led infrastructure for systemic social change. We are excited to announce that we have met our initial fundraising goal!


We will continue to lead the comprehensive campaign, with a more critical focus on seeding funder collaboratives in service of Black communities and investing in ABFE’s business infrastructure including building our reserve fund.

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal

The Four Priority Areas of the Campaign

  • Organizing collective investments in Black-led social change to build economic power and political power
  • Sustaining and expanding philanthropic advising services to influence national and local funder investments on Black-led social change
  • Strengthening and diversifying ABFE’s membership
  • Building an ABFE growth fund to support infrastructure and capacity

Here’s how you can participate

  • Become an ABFE Member, if you aren’t already
  • Encourage your foundation or corporation to give a lead gift
  • Give a personal donation to ABFE & utilize your employee match options

We look forward to your continued support as we find new ways to strengthen the Black community!

Campaign Leadership

James A. Joseph
Darren Walker
Ford Foundation
Isaiah Oliver
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Sharnita Johnson
Vice President of Strategy, Impact & Communications
Victoria Foundation
Towalame Austin
EVP of Philanthropy and Social Impact
Sony Music Group
Dwayne Marshall
VP of Community Investment
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
Dwayne Patterson
Chief Equity Impact Officer
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.
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