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Jacqueline Copeland

Founder of The WISE Fund and Black Philanthropy Month

Deanna James

President and CEO, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Essence Carter

Grants and Programs Associate, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Susan Batten

President and Chief Executive Officer of ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

Marissel Hernandez Romero

Director of Racial Equity Building Institute of the Americas

Dana Francois

Program Officer for Family Economic Security | LAC - Haïti

Olga Chapman Rivera

Founder & Chief Go Getter at BRAAVE

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Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month, observed every August, is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity in all its forms. Since it was established, BPM has reached roughly 18 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities.


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Casey Family Programs

We are committed to Building Communities of Hope, a nationwide effort to prevent the need for foster care by supporting families in raising safe, happy and healthy children.

The WISE Fund

The WISE Fund is an innovation enterprise making global climate impact funding and social investing more accessible for all.

Voice.Vision.Value. Black Women Leading Philanthropy

Voice. Vision. Value. is a digital narrative project housed at Foundation for Louisiana.

National Philanthropic Trust

A public charity dedicated to increasing philanthropy in society.

The Association of Black Foundation Executives

ABFE mission is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

Global Fund for Women

We fund bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create long-lasting, meaningful change.

Association of African American Development Officers

AADO’s members are professionals of color and allies that have designated fundraising and/or development as their primary responsibility in their organization.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a regional catalyst, connector and collaborator.


We empower changemakers with the best tools possible to help them make the world a butter place.

Black Philanthropy Initiative at the Arizona Community Foundation

The Black Philanthropy Initiative(BPI) at the Arizona Community Foundation Advancing Equity and Social Justice