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ERIC Number: ED538087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5954-2420-4
Where Do We Go from Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys
Shah, Seema; Sato, Grace
Foundation Center
Nearly every major indicator of economic, social, and physical well-being shows that black men and boys in the U.S. do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive. This results in negative consequences not only for black males themselves, but also for the larger well-being of society. Several prominent foundations have sponsored initiatives supporting black men and boys over the past two decades, and funding in this area has risen modestly in recent years. In 2011, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg brought a new wave of visibility by committing $30 million each to a New York City initiative designed to improve the life outcomes of men of color. It is within this context that the Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement commissioned this report, which 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 are discussed in this paper. Methodology is appended. (Contains 15 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Authoring Institution: Foundation Center