Welcome to ABFE!

WHO WE ARE

ABFE is a membership-based organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities.

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WHAT WE DO

Advocacy

ABFE uses its position and networks in the field to share information for the express ...
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Knowledge, Training & Technical Assistance

ABFE has developed Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities, ...
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Professional & Leadership Development

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SPOTLIGHT

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    ABFE'S DIRECTORY OF MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRMS

    ABFE's directory is a useful tool for foundation decision makers who are interested in casting a wider net to include high-performing minority-owned firms that have traditionally had limited access to this market. Contact Erika Davies for more information.
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    LEVERAGE THE TRUST

    SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL NOW AVAILABLE

    Share this self-assessment tool with board members who want to leverage their role to advance an agenda focused on more inclusive practices and equitable outcomes in Black communities.
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    THE EXIT INTERVIEW:

    PERCEPTIONS ON WHY BLACK PROFESSIONALS LEAVE GRANTMAKING INSTITUTIONS


    Today ABFE shares with you our new report on perceptions of why Black professionals...
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NEWS AND EVENTS

Annual Conference

  • Study: Why Has the Number of Black Professionals in Philanthropy Decreased?

    (June 9, 2014) We’ve seen very little discussion about this interesting phenomenon occurring among African-American professional staff...
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    Emerging Manager Monthly - Consultant Let Go Over 'Failure' to Include Minority Managers

    (June 2014) An approximately $150 million endowment has terminated its investment consultant effective June 30 over...
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Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities

ABFE’s understanding of the strengths and assets as well as root causes of disparities in Black communities enables it to bring innovative solutions to address the issues at their core. ABFE’s, Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC), helps organizations develop a racial equity lens in their grantmaking, thereby maximizing philanthropic investments.

This new template on RPBC builds upon grantmaking with a racial equity lens but is tailored specifically to grantmaking in and for Black communities. As a result, we have designed a set of defining characteristics of philanthropy that we believe is more likely to reduce gaps in racial disparities facing Blacks in the United States and are looking to partner with grantmakers around the country to apply this framework to their investments.

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The Taylor Report: "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, & Government Agencies" commissioned by Green 2.0.

Join us to discuss Green 2.0 and a new report that finds that although people of color now account for more than a third of the U.S. population, they have not broken the 16 percent “green ceiling” in mainstream environmental organizations. These dismal numbers exist despite the fact that people of color support environmental protections at a higher rate than whites. “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies” also finds that the sector has done little to institute practices that would bridge the diversity gap even though most environmental organizations have indicated that they value diversity.

This Webinar will lead a conversation about the lack of Diversity in mainstream Environmental Organizations and the long term consequences this has on communities of color. To participate on this call, please log in to GoToMeeting, use Meeting ID 515-241-365 or Dial in at 646-749-3112 access code 515-241-365.
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