Research, data, and insights on Black Male Achievement

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New Research “Quantifies Hope” for Black Men and Boys

We’re pleased to share with you our latest report, Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys.

The research brief analyzes U.S. funding trends for Black men and boys and describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement.

Following up on the analysis in Where Do We Go From Here? the study finds that in 2012, the latest year for which data are available, 98 foundations made grants worth $64.6 million explicitly designed to benefit Black men and boys.

Learn more here.


Ashoka Fellow: Trabian Shorters

Meet the latest Ashoka Fellow: Trabian Shorters, founder and CEO of BMe

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A Chance to Rewrite America’s Racial Narrative

Read this Mother’s Day-inspired blog post by Open Society’s Allison Brown

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Doris Buffett Awards Grant for Black Males

Learn more about this $2 million award to support Black male students


Detroit News: Foundations Reach Out to Black Males

Philanthropic support for Black men and boys in Michigan is also on the rise


Obama Launches MBK Alliance

Learn more about the new nonprofit, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance


Baltimore Justice Fund

Learn more about this new fund, created by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore


Harnessing Employee Talents

Learn about JPMorgan Chase’s investments in Black male achievement


Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore

Learn about this fund established by the Baltimore Community Foundation