BPI 2015 Grant Awards

The Black Philanthropy Initiative announced grants totaling $17,433 that were awarded in the Black Philanthropy Fund’s eighth 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:

Authoring Action: $5,000 to support media training workshops for students.  The workshops will provide students with training on how to develop webcasts, blogs, and podcasts.  Workshop participants will utilize social media to address social issues and concerns that will be shared through the use of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  
 
Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte:  $5,000 to support the young parents program, which provides support to teen and young adult parents.  The Forsyth County based program meets monthly with young parents to provide support through one-on-one sessions at home, workshops, and trips that help parents support their babies’ developmental growth.  
 
Hanes Magnet School: $4,933 to Hanes Girls of Distinction, an afterschool program for middle school girls.  Girls of Distinction participate in bi-monthly meetings designed to increase self-esteem, develop leadership abilities, provide cultural exposure, encourage career exploration, and promote academic growth.  Girls in the program will take an active role in leading meetings and identifying community service opportunities for the group. Students will also learn from local entrepreneurs about starting a business and budgeting.  
 
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts: $2,500 to support Arts Smart, an interactive, integrated arts enrichment program for elementary schools that lack funds for art instruction.  Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts will expand the program to include a professional journalist who will help students explore the work of African-American artist John Biggers while strengthening their writing skills.    
 

 

Authoring Action: $5,000 to support media training workshops for students.  The workshops will provide students with training on how to develop webcasts, blogs, and podcasts.  Workshop participants will utilize social media to address social issues and concerns that will be shared through the use of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  
 
Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte:  $5,000 to support the young parents program, which provides support to teen and young adult parents.  The Forsyth County based program meets monthly with young parents to provide support through one-on-one sessions at home, workshops, and trips that help parents support their babies’ developmental growth.  
 
Hanes Magnet School: $4,933 to Hanes Girls of Distinction, an afterschool program for middle school girls.  Girls of Distinction participate in bi-monthly meetings designed to increase self-esteem, develop leadership abilities, provide cultural exposure, encourage career exploration, and promote academic growth.  Girls in the program will take an active role in leading meetings and identifying community service opportunities for the group. Students will also learn from local entrepreneurs about starting a business and budgeting.  
 
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts: $2,500 to support Arts Smart, an interactive, integrated arts enrichment program for elementary schools that lack funds for art instruction.  Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts will expand the program to include a professional journalist who will help students explore the work of African-American artist John Biggers while strengthening their writing skills.    
 
 
 
 


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