Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys
This report examines U.S. foundation giving explicitly in support of black males by issue area, type of support, and geographic area served. The analyses explore patterns of giving by larger U.S. foundations over the past eight years, with a focus on giving from 2008 to 2010.
Key findings include:
- Foundation funding explicitly designated to benefit black men and boys held steady in recent years, rising modestly from $22 million in 2008 to nearly $29 million in 2010.
- Education was the top priority of grants explicitly in support of black males, receiving 40 percent of grant dollars.
- Most foundation dollars explicitly targeting black men and boys provided program support (87 percent).
- Recipient organizations in the South received the largest share (32 percent) of foundation dollars explicitly intended to benefit black males. the Northeast received 30 percent of funding.
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