Posts Tagged ‘Announcement’

Forward Promise’s $3.1M Grants for BYMOC

Read Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s announcement awarding $3.1 million in grants to promote health and success of boys and young men of color as part of its Empowerment Projects. The awards go towards nine organizations across the United States to provide culturally-relevant and evidence-supported responses to trauma for BYMOC in schools, health systems, juvenile detention, and community-based settings.

Discover Coding with The Hidden Genius Project

Google.org announces $1 million to The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland, CA-based organization that is working to increase the representation of black male youth in tech. By mentoring Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills, The Hidden Genius Project aims to shift perceptions of computer scientists and inspire the next generation of technologists.

Quantifying Hope, 2017 Edition

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the 2017 edition of Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys.

Amidst current racial tensions in the United States and the ever-shifting social and political landscape, the report analyzes foundation funding explicitly targeted to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys. The report also examines strategies and milestones in the field of Black male achievement and how philanthropy can build on this work for stronger coordination and greater impact.

This report is jointly produced by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Foundation Center.

Mini-Grants for Local Efforts Awarded by CBMA

Meet the four CBMA grant awardees here. The recipients were participants in CBMA’s inaugural  Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship (BBCLF) — an initiative launched earlier this year to strengthen the development and capacity of local leaders driving the work on the ground in CBMA’s core cities.

CBMA Featured as Agents of Change by SVCF

Read the latest edition of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation magazine, featuring the Campaign for Black Male Achievement as an Agent of Change.

Since its inception in 2008, CBMA has helped catalyze the movement of Black male achievement, and with SVCF as its fiscal sponsor starting in 2015, CBMA has worked to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact leaders and groups committed to improving outcomes for Black men.

“From the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, it has become clear that now is the time to recommit to the civil rights movement.

Nonprofits across the country are picking up the civil rights baton and working to promote racial equality with support from SVCF.”

MBK Awarded Nearly $1M

The MBK Alliance announced that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants across the country to break down systemic barriers faced by boys and young men of color.

Blue Shield of CA Pledges $6M for Domestic Violence

Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today $6 million in grants to contribute to breaking the cycle of domestic violence by enlisting boys and men of color, and to engage new advocates in the development of broader and more integrated approaches to improve the health and lives of the Californians most in need.

$11.3M for Local Criminal Justice Reform

Read MacArthur’s announcement of $11.3 million in funding to eight jurisdictions as part of its Safety and Justice Challenge Network. The Network was launched two years ago and has grown into a collaborative of counties, cities, and states modeling and inspiring reforms to create fairer, more effective local justice systems across the country.

Thank You Rashid Shabazz

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) announced that its Vice President of Communications, Rashid Shabazz, will be moving on from his role at CBMA, effective Friday, October 6, 2017.

“Rashid’s love and leadership laid the foundation for CBMA to shift the atmosphere and narrative in elevating Black men and boys as assets to our society — not only in the field of philanthropy, but across the nation,” wrote CBMA CEO Shawn Dove.

Rashid will serve as the inaugural Chief Marketing and Storytelling Officer for Color of Change.

Here at Foundation Center, we have been blessed to partner with Rashid over the past five years to develop BMAfunders and publish a series of reports on the field of Black male achievement. We wish him all the best in his new role!

MBK Alliance to Merge with Obama Foundation

Read here about former President Barack Obama’s key signature program for at-risk young men of color — spun off from his White House in 2015 as a nonprofit group, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance — will merge with his Obama Foundation.