BPI 2014 Grant Awards

The Black Philanthropy Initiative announced grants totaling $15,000 that were awarded in the Black Philanthropy Fund’s seventh grant cycle. These grants support programs that are improving the lives of African Americans in the areas of education, parenting, and financial literacy. Grants were awarded to:

Experiment in Self Reliance: $5,000 to support the New Century Individual Development Account (IDA) program to help more working low-income individuals become financially stable, and to ultimately become first-time homebuyers.  Experiment in Self Reliance will provide IDA program graduates who have purchased a home with additional financial literacy classes to reinforce best practices of long-term financial success.  In addition, each graduate is paired with a success coaches who will gather information from the graduates regarding their financial stability to help enhance the IDA program for future participants and to research the program’s long-term impact.  

Empowering Girls in Real Life Situations: $5,000 to support a program for girls and teens that builds self-esteem through education and mentoring.  The program provides group discussions on issues that the girls may be experiencing, mentoring, college tours, etiquette training, and a community service project.  The program is being offered at Philo Middle School and Parkland High School during the 2014-2015 school year.  

School Health Alliance for Forsyth County: $5,000 to support a behavioral treatment project for students and families at Ashley Elementary who are affected by Attention Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD).  The 18-week pilot program will provide parents with up-to-date information on ADHD treatment, best practices on advocating for their children, parenting skills, and opportunities to participate in team building exercises with their child’s teacher.  



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