Excellence in Philanthropy

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We advocate for stronger, effective investment in Black communities. Join us to combat anti-Black racism and advance Black well-being, joy, and brilliance.


Philanthropy needs to better understand the complex issues Black people face and the ways in which philanthropy must change to better support our communities.

We're building knowledge and a network to promote philanthropy that centers Black people and our experiences.


Our Impact

We're challenging the sector to take issues of equity and fairness head on.

For more than 50 years, we've provided crucial support for Black professionals in philanthropy. Our leadership is moving the sector and Black communities forward.

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$100 Billion in Assets
2000+ Members
40 Philanthropic Affinity Groups

Upcoming Event

Black Women In Philanthropy: August 18th - 20th, 2024

Registration is now open for the 2024 Black Women In Philanthropy Retreat scheduled on Sunday, Aug 18th - Tuesday, August 20th in Charleston, South Carolina! This annual leadership event serves as a unique time for women leaders to nourish, heal, and network with advisors and colleagues in the field. We hope to see you there. 

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You are key to supporting Black Futures. Become a member today.

Work in community with other committed people in philanthropy. Access professional development and leadership opportunities, signature events, an expansive network, and more.

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What Our Members Say About Us

"To be able to come somewhere with a group of like-minded folks where I don’t have to explain what I’m doing, who understand what the work means and why we do it and why we pour our passion into it…that’s been the biggest value of membership for me."
"The networking, the conferences, the professional building, the workshops, I don't believe I've ever been a part of an organization other than ABFE where I could get that all at once."
ABFE Board Member Isaiah Washington
"We come to ABFE spaces like Harambee and we are re-energized, and supported. Then we get to go home and the spill over lands into our communities."