Umoja Circle Network

Umoja Circle Network

This is a national network of Black foundation CEOs committed to addressing the social and economic inequities impacting Black communities.


Since its inception, the Umoja Circle has dedicated itself to leveraging the collective power and voice of its members to combat anti-Black racism.

Established in 2020 by over thirty ABFE members in response to the devastating racial disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, the Umoja Circle stands as a beacon of proactive advocacy and collective action.


Meetings and Eligibility

Determine if the Umoja Circle is right for you.

Voices of Impact

Hear Testimonials from Members of the Umoja Circle

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Uniting Philanthropic Dollars to Support HBCUs

Earlier this year, ABFE released a report showing the historic underfunding of HBCUs by philanthropy. This funder community is comprised of HBCU alumni, parents of students attending HBCUs, funders of HBCUs, and community members deeply invested in their institutional success. We have made a collective commitment to supporting various HBCUs across the nation through our extensive network.

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Past Initiative

Anti-Black Racism for Philanthropy

In 2022, the network published "Spirit of Unity: How Black Foundation CEOs are Advancing the Call to Action on Anti-Black Racism for Philanthropy," showcasing the progress and commitment of its leaders in building a stronger, more resilient Black community.

Join the Network

Umoja means Unity. Let's make a difference together.

Join the Umoja Circle today and become part of a dynamic community dedicated to driving positive change for the Black community through philanthropy. 

Opportunities to Join the ABFE Community

Come with us on our mission.