In celebration of August’s Black Philanthropy Month, The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is excited to announce $6,000 in grants awarded through its Impact Grants program.
BPI’s Impact Grants are investments in programs, projects, and initiatives supporting Forsyth County’s Black communities; grantees are local groups and organizations with annual budgets under $150,000. During this grant cycle, BPI requested video proposals from organizations or groups working in one of the four critical areas: education, jobs and wages, poverty, and civic engagement, or on criminal justice reform or racial justice efforts. BPI prioritized Black-led organizations and programs working within predominately Black neighborhoods (including 27101, 27105, and 27107).
Impact Grants were awarded to:
BPI’s grants are made possible by the collective pooling of resources from the generous people of Forsyth County to invest in Black-led organizations and support the local Black community. In the fall of 2022, BPI announced a goal of raising at least $2 million over three years—with the vast majority going toward its annual grantmaking programs and the remaining to BPI’s endowment to ensure grantmaking dollars are available for years to come.
In 2023, BPI has already provided over $167,000 in grants to local programs and initiatives, investing 100% of those funds into Black-led organizations or schools supporting local Black communities. Currently, BPI offers three grant programs: Impact Grants, Building and Inclusive Economy, and Advancing Equity in Education Grants.