The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $105,000 in grants awarded through its Building an Inclusive Economy grants program. These awards bring BPI’s 2023 grantmaking total to $236,000.
This grant cycle focused on building economic empowerment for Black households in Forsyth County by addressing one or more of the following areas BPI sees as critical to building economic security and prosperity: creating accessible pathways to family-sustaining and high-paying careers, offering tools for wealth-building and financial stability, and supporting a thriving community of Black-owned businesses.
Grants were awarded to:
BPI’s grants are possible thanks to the collective pooling of resources from Forsyth County community members. In 2023 BPI provided $236,000 in grants to local programs and initiatives, investing 96% of those funds into Black-led organizations supporting the local Black community.
BPI currently offers three grant programs: Impact Grants, Advancing Equity in Education Grants, and Inclusive Economy Grants. BPI will announce an opportunity to apply for its Equity in Education grant program in spring 2024.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation launched in 2003 that explicitly, not exclusively, focuses its grantmaking and programming on needs identified in the local Black community. Since 2008, BPI has provided more than $1 million in grant funding to local organizations. For more information, visit bpiws.org.