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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Networking & Convening

ABFE offers a variety of opportunities for members and other professionals in ...
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Professional & Leadership Development

Primarily focused on members’ interests, ABFE provides information and other ...
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SPOTLIGHT

NEWS AND EVENTS

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  • 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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