The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $68,000 in grants awarded through its Equity in Education grants program.
The spring 2021 grant cycle focused on BPI’s goal of advancing equity in education so that Black students and graduates can gain access, advance, and have the support needed to thrive. BPI prioritized Black-led organizations, public schools with a high population of Black students, and organizations and programs that invest directly in predominately Black schools and/or neighborhoods.
Grants were awarded to:
BPI’s grants are possible thanks to the collective pooling of resources from Forsyth County community members. So far in 2021, BPI has provided $75,000 in grants to local programs and initiatives, investing nearly 90% of those funds into Black-led organizations supporting the local Black community.
BPI currently offers two grant programs: Impact Grants and Advancing Equity in Education Grants (also a focus area of The Winston-Salem Foundation). BPI will accept video applications for its Impact Grants program starting on Thursday, July 8. To learn more about these grant programs and to find ways to contribute to this work, visit bpiws.org.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation launched in 2007 that explicitly, not exclusively, focuses its grantmaking and programming on needs identified in the local Black community. Over the past 12 years, BPI has provided over $373,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.