August is Black Philanthropy Month and here in Charlotte, a celebration and recognition effort is being led by #BPM2020CLT, the initiative of the New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP Charlotte) and several local organizations.
What is Black Philanthropy Month?
Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network as an annual global celebration of African-descent giving. BPM culminates with a giving day on August 28 initiated by Young, Black and Giving Back Institute to promote financial support for Black-led and Black-benefiting grassroots organizations.
On Friday, August 28, #CLTGivesBlack, as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community is urged to contribute financially to local Black-led, Black-benefitting organizations.
The Local Project Organizers
- New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP Charlotte) is a giving circle that values preserving culture, building community and sharpening philanthropy’s social impact for racial equity and equality.
- The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Charlotte promotes interaction among the nine historically Black Greek-letter sororities and fraternities, known collectively as “The Divine Nine.”
- My Brother’s Keeper Charlotte (MBK-CLT MECK) is committed to improving outcomes for boys and young men of color by serving as the backbone organization of a collective impact effort.
- YMCA of Greater Charlotte brings people together, from all backgrounds and circumstances, to create connections that transform lives and community.
- SHARE Charlotte works to build a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them.
VOTE to Give Away $5K
Visit SHARECLT’s site here to read more and learn about 90+ local, Black-led local nonprofits and VOTE for one to receive $5,000 this month courtesy of the Amy and Brian France Foundation. The voting period ends on August 31, 2020.
Support All Year Long
Bookmark and save this link to support the community good these local, Black-led local nonprofits do with your donation, or by volunteering for and shopping at the various NFPs.