Funds for Communities of Color
August 21, 2018
Philanthropy is often driven by cultural and social traditions. A recent article from Urban Institute shows evidence black families are prioritizing philanthropy. Cultures of giving in the black community help maintain or expand black families' commitment to charitable giving.
Read Despite the Racial Wealth Gap, Black Philanthropy is Strong
Similar to The Community Foundation's Women and Girls Fund, The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond is a collaborator of both SisterFund and the Ujima Legacy Fund. SisterFund invites African American women of all ages and careers to support each other and the community they love. By pooling their resources, SisterFund members can increase the impact of their giving. The Ujima Legacy Fund was inspired by conversations in a barbershop and the example of a local postal worker turned philanthropist. Ujima seeks to increase the philanthropic impact of African American men in the Richmond Region.
The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region makes it easy for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations to support the communities and causes they care about most. Learn more about starting a fund at The Community Foundation today.