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Foundation For Black Philanthropy Endowment Fund

Foundation For Black Philanthropy

Funding Amount

Up to $10,000

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

March 31, 2024 (Annual)


Grants will be awarded in support of a broad range of charitable purposes, but priority will be given to proposals that address societal disparities experienced by African Americans.

Projects and programs which clearly demonstrate their ability to attain measurable results will receive higher consideration. The Board will review each proposal's described evaluation metrics and expected results to decide how to invest the limited dollars of the Foundation.

K-12 Public Education Support Services (Student in public elementary, middle and high schools)
Students have access to and are provided the necessary support services to decrease the likelihood or occurrence of dropout indicators
Innovative and curriculum-based programs for underachieving students to achieve at or above grade level, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”)

Pre-K and Out-of-School Time for Students (ages 0-18)
Children and youth exhibiting positive behaviors during out-of-school hours through accessible, high quality pre-school, after-school, summer and extended day learning opportunities

Programs addressing health and nutrition of students ages 0-18 and programs providing services for diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans.
Innovative cultural and community-based interventions that reduce health disparities
Priority will be given to programs serving Economically Disadvantaged adults and families

Economic Development
Programs that provide business development and support for African American-owned businesses. The FFBP seeks service providers focusing on the following results:
Providers offering training, counseling and technical assistance to increase the success of African American-owned businesses in Mecklenburg County
Providers offering expert and readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees

The following areas are typically not funded:
Capital campaign requests
Debt retirement/deficit funding
Direct support of individuals (e.g. scholarships, hardship)
Duplication of existing programs or services
Endowment funds
Expenses incurred prior to grant award decisions
General operating support
Publication of books
Projects typically the funding responsibility of federal, state, or local government
Travel and conferences
Sponsorships or fundraisers

The following areas are ineligible for funding:
Projects that promote political or religious views
Political or lobbying activities

Who Can Apply

Grants must be awarded to eligible organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, governmental agencies, religious organizations, and educational institutions for projects that will serve the residents of Mecklenburg County. If the organization conducting the project is not an eligible organization, a grant can be applied for under the fiscal sponsorship of an eligible organization.

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Mecklenburg County

Additional Information

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