BPI 2013 Grant Awards

The Black Philanthropy Initiative announced grants totaling $9,700 that were awarded in the Black Philanthropy Fund’s sixth grant cycle. These grants to four previous BPI grantees offer recurring support for programs that are improving the lives of African Americans in the areas of education and financial literacy.  Grants were awarded to:

Experiment in Self-Reliance: $2,500 to support the New Century Individual Development Account (IDA) program to help more working low-income individuals become financially stable, and ultimately, become first-time homebuyers.

Forsyth Technical Community College: $2,500 to the James A. Rousseau Minority Male Mentoring Program to support participants attending the Eminent Force Team summer program, a high school-to-college bridge program to improve graduation rates of minority males at FTCC.

Kimberly Park Elementary School: $2,200 to the school’s News Worthy program, which strengthens students’ reading, writing, and public speaking skills through exposure to journalism. This grant will allow the school to expand the broadcast-focused program to include print journalism.

Winston-Salem State University: $2,500 to Winston-Salem State University’s Girls Empowered by Math and Science (GEMS) program to improve middle and high school girls’ performance and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and careers. This grant will also fund parent workshops and internship stipends.


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