ABFE Institutional Members


Black Philanthropic Network



Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy

Summer Jackson

Black Philanthropic Alliance (DC)

Jacquelyn L. Lendsey

Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy

Deborah Bennett

Sharon Bush

Indiana Blacks in Philanthropy

Tyrone Spann

Michigan African Americans in Philanthropy

Shannon Polk

Minnesota Blacks in Philanthropy

Trista Harris

New England Blacks in Philanthropy

Bithiah Carter

Southeastern Network of African Americans in Philanthropy

Kenita Williams

Tamieka White

African American Funders Group of Southwestern PA

Karris Jackson

New York Blacks in Philanthropy

Anthony Simmons

What is the Black Philanthropic Network (BPN)?
The Black Philanthropic Network is a group of nine regional affinity groups whose focus is to support philanthropy in Black communities and that is in alignment with ABFE’s mission to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

What is ABFE’s role in the network?
ABFE is the glue that keeps the network together. We coordinate activities, we house data and information, we identify resources and through our technology we connect and engage the network of regions.

What does the BPN do?
BPN offers programming, hosts events, and gathers and disseminates information around specific communities across the country.

Why is the BPN necessary and beneficial to philanthropy?
ABFE and BPN’s relationship allows us to identify the most current issues, trends, challenges and promising practices around the country and inform philanthropy’s role in improving outcomes in Black communities.

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