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Giving Black Day 2019 - Financial Support for Black-led and Black-Benefiting Grassroots Organizations

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Aug. 27 2019, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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Giving Black Day 2019!

Why Giving Black Day:

Giving Black Day marks the conclusion of Black Philanthropy Month, a celebration of African-descent giving held annually in August and founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet). Young, Black, And Giving Back Institute (YBGB) shares in the mission of promoting philanthropy within the black community, and Giving Black Day builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with one concentrated day for giving.

Terms of Participation:

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A Philanthropic Partnership For Black Communities (ABFE) defines Black-led social change as those organizations with a predominantly Black board and executive leadership, staff leadership and constituents — if relevant — and whose primary organizational purpose is to work to build the political, economic and/or social power of the Black community. So, “Black-led” is about the demographic makeup and racial identity of the leadership as well as a political purpose of building power to ensure that the Black community thrives.

To participate in Giving Black Day, we require that at least 50% of the leadership, board AND staff are Black, thereby accurately reflecting the population you serve.

 

YBGB INSTITUTE PRIZES:

Five (5) $100 prizes will be awarded and one (1) $250 prize will be awarded during the day on Giving Black Day. All registered participants will be eligible to win. Recipients will be notified at the end of Giving Black Day.

MIDLANDS S.C. PRIZES:

Eight (8) nonprofits based in the Midlands (SC) area* who raise $250 or more will be randomly drawn from the Midlands Leaderboard to receive a $250 prize. Drawing will be held live on Facebook @Central Carolina Community Foundation after August 28, 2019.

*The Community Foundation defines Midlands (SC) area organizations as any nonprofit in the following 11 counties:

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  • Calhoun
  • Clarendon
  • Fairfield
  • Kershaw
  • Lee
  • Lexington
  • Newberry
  • Orangeburg
  • Richland
  • Saluda
  • Sumter

Register on their website! Read their form for more details and terms of participation.

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