BPI 2016 Grant Awards

The Black Philanthropy Initiative announced grants totaling $16,350 that were awarded in the Black Philanthropy Fund's ninth grant cycle. These grants support programs that are improving the lives of African Americans in the areas of education and financial literacy. Grants were awarded to:

Crosby Scholars: $2,550 to support African-American Males Pursuing Educational Dreams (AAMPED), a program designed to attract and retain African-American males as Crosby Scholars. Students in the program participate in college tours, workshops, community service activities, and cultural activities.

Habitat for Humanity: $3,300 to support a youth financial literacy summer program. Participants in the workshops will learn about money management through hands-on activities and presentations.

R.I.S.E. 4 Girls: $3,000 to support Resilience Inspired through Sisterhood and Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) 4 Girls, a program at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy designed to increase adolescent girls’ self-esteem and decision-making skills through peer-to-peer mentoring.  Participants in the program will learn skills in conflict resolution, decision-making, and goal-setting, and will have an opportunity to attend college tours.

Wake Forest University: $5,000 to support a collaboration between Wake Forest University’s Department of Education and Paisley IB Magnet School to provide a weekly after-school sports literacy program. Students in the program will receive instruction through social activities and young adult literature on sports.

Wiley Magnet Middle School: $2,500 to support League of Extraordinary Gentleman, a program designed to prepare young men for leadership through an emphasis on academic excellence and character development. Students in the program will participate in academic goal-setting, community service, and college tours.
 
 


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