Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants

Through engagement and encouragement, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) educates people to recognize their philanthropic strengths of time, talent, and treasure for meaningful impact in the Black community and addresses identified needs while continuing to build on the giving traditions in the Black community.


In May 2017, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) utilized the services of Gramercy Research Group to gather and synthesize data in Forsyth County as it relates to Black families.  This information, coupled with feedback from community listening sessions, will guide BPI’s future work, grantmaking, and activities. 

The remainder of 2017 and the first half of 2018 will be used to transition findings into actions and tactics that will guide the work of BPI.   Due to the extensive information gathering process and in order to make better investment decisions within Forsyth County in the future, BPI’s advisory committee voted to cancel its 2017 grant cycle.  We will update this page when the grants cycle re-opens.

View BPI grant awards from: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008


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For questions on the BPI grants process, contact Sandra Fishel-Booth at the Foundation or call (336) 725-2382.


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