Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

“Overall, in Detroit and across the country, I see two concurrent threads. One is a recognition that we must change the narrative and recognize that these young men are assets. The other is the recognition that our young men, these assets, are in many ways hurting. What I see is an America that is enmeshed in a crucial moment, where young men of color need our collective action more than ever. They deserve our support and our commitment. They deserve our love.” – Tonya Allen, president and CEO, Skillman Foundation


Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys 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? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, the 2015 research brief shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males.

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  • Interested in learning more about outcomes and impacts of Black male achievement-related programs and initiatives? See these case studies.