Posts Tagged ‘News’

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Low-Profile Funder Focused on Race & Violence

Read this Insider Philanthropy article about the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, a less familiar name in philanthropy and keeps a low profile, but has a keen interest in addressing community violence and advancing racial equity more broadly. They recently invested $5 million in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, to support work with young black men touched by community violence.

City Leaders Brainstorm How to Reduce Violence

Leaders gathered in downtown Minneapolis on August 23-25, 2017 to discuss how to reduce gun-related violence involving Black and Native American men. The discussion was a part of the annual Cities United gathering.

Black Men XCEL: Changing the Narrative

Attend the Black Men XCEL Summit: Celebrating the Best of Who We Are, from August 30-September 3 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The goal of the conference is to honor black men, as part of the larger aim to “challenge and change the narrative of black men, from one of dysfunction and defeat, to a more accurate representation of leadership, excellence, and triumph, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.” The event will include an awards ceremony “designed to be the ultimate recognition of the brilliance and outstanding contributions of black men across industries ranging from business and entertainment to sports and social activism.” The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Shawn Dove will be presented as the first ever “BE Modern Man of the Year,” and Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, will be honored.