Sneak Preview: An Analysis of Foundation Funding for Black Men and Boys
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:00 pm
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Offered in partnership with BABIP (Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy).
Despite research that shows a variety of structural factors contribute to poor life outcomes among black men and boys, to date, few foundations have developed targeted grantmaking strategies in support of black men and boys and little is known about the precise funding streams that support their well-being and development.
With support from the Open Society Foundations, the Foundation Center is conducting in-depth research on funding for black men and boys – which foundations fund in this area, for which subject areas, in what geographic areas, and for how much. In addition, the Foundation Center is building an online information clearinghouse and mapping tool for funders to facilitate collaboration and strategic decision-making among funders. This presentation will offer a sneak preview of the work, including initial findings, and also offer opportunities for funders and nonprofits to get involved with the project, and hear from local funders about current strategies and lessons learned from portfolios dedicated to serving black men and boys. The presentation will also include initial findings and examples highlighting the grantmaking of Bay Area and California foundations.
- Justin Davis, program coordinator, Mitchell Kapor Foundation
- Sandra Davis, program manager, The California Endowment
- Darien Louie, director of public & private partnerships, East Bay Community Foundation
- Seema Shah, Ph.D., director of research for special projects, Foundation Center
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