Key Findings

Total $ Invested in Black Communities (2015, year to date)

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Recent trends

  • In 2012, 98 foundations made grants worth $64.6 million explicitly designated for Black men and boys, up from $40.4 million in the previous year. Tweet this »
  • More than half of all foundation funding for Black males from 2003 to 2012 was distributed in the latest three years. Tweet this »
  • Education continues to be a top funding priority, but grantmaking for public affairs significantly increased. Tweet this »
  • The top 10 grant recipient organizations consisted of a mix of national civic, policy, and advocacy organizations. Half of the top 10 list are Black-led organizations. Tweet this »
  • Recommendations for future investments include increased funding in the area of health and wellness, in southern states, and for general operating support. Tweet this »
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