KNOWLEDGE CENTER
The GoTo Resource for Philanthropy in and by the Black Community

Partners

ABFE Institutional Members

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Black Philanthropic Network

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VIEW BPN AFFINITY GROUPS

Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy

Summer Jackson
Sjackson@babip.org
www.babip.org

Black Philanthropic Alliance (DC)

Jacquelyn L. Lendsey
lendsey@verizon.net
www.blackphilanthropicalliance.org

Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy

Deborah Bennett
DBennett@polkbrosfdn.org

Sharon Bush
sbush@fryfoundation.org
www.caaip.org

Colorado Blacks in Philanthropy

LaDawn Sullivan
lsullivan@denverfoundation.org
www.denverfoundation.org

Indiana Blacks in Philanthropy

Tyrone Spann
tcec97@yahoo.com

Michigan African Americans in Philanthropy

Shannon Polk
spolk@mott.org
www.michiganfoundations.org

Minnesota Blacks in Philanthropy

Trista Harris
Trista@headwatersfoundation.org

New England Blacks in Philanthropy

Bithiah Carter
BCarter@nebip.org
www.nebip.org

Southeastern Network of African Americans in Philanthropy

Kenita Williams
kentia@secf.org

Tamieka White
Tamiekawhite325@gmail.com

African American Funders Group of Southwestern PA

Karris Jackson
kjackson@poisefdn.org
www.poisefdn.org

New York Blacks in Philanthropy

Anthony Simmons
newyorkbip@gmail.com
www.newyorkbip.org

What is the Black Philanthropic Network (BPN)?
The Black Philanthropic Network is a group of nine regional affinity groups whose focus is to support philanthropy in Black communities and that is in alignment with ABFE’s mission to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

What is ABFE’s role in the network?
ABFE is the glue that keeps the network together. We coordinate activities, we house data and information, we identify resources and through our technology we connect and engage the network of regions.

What does the BPN do?
BPN offers programming, hosts events, and gathers and disseminates information around specific communities across the country.

Why is the BPN necessary and beneficial to philanthropy?
ABFE and BPN’s relationship allows us to identify the most current issues, trends, challenges and promising practices around the country and inform philanthropy’s role in improving outcomes in Black communities.

CHANGE Philanthropy Partners

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