Harambee Conference

Harambee Conference

Harambee is the largest gathering of Black professionals in organized philanthropy—welcoming allies, co-creators, and co-conspirators committed to supporting Black individuals and communities.

Experience ABFE's Annual Harambee Conference

About the Conference

Let's Pull Together

The term "Harambee" signifies unity and community empowerment, and this event combines both in-person and virtual experiences to bring people together for impactful discussion and action.

Addressing Pressing Issues

Intentional Convening to Build a Brighter Future

The conference features mainstage plenaries addressing timely topics crucial to Black communities and a selection of curated sessions aimed at amplifying ABFE's ten imperatives for the philanthropic sector.


A Tribute to ABFE Co-Founder

James A. Joseph Lecturer and Awards Ceremony

Every year during the conference, we recognize outstanding individuals whose leadership and contributions helped advance philanthropic ideals, strengthen grant making institutions, and build vital Black communities.

The James A. Joseph Lecturer
This honor recognizes an outstanding individual whose visionary leadership and stewardship of progressive philanthropic ideals advance ABFE's mission. .
Institutional Award
This award recognizes significant efforts and contributions of grant-making organizations to promote philanthropy as a means for social change in Black communities.
Emerging Leader Award
This honor recognizes and encourages the accomplishments and contributions of people who are in the earlier stages of making their mark in philanthropy.

Join us at the next Harambee

Our annual conference is held in April each year and takes place in different cities, with the option to attend virtually. Harambee 2025 info to come!