10th Anniversary Dinner Series with the Gates Foundation

Hosted on February 9, 2017 featuring Allan Golston, President, United States Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Black Benefactors in Ebony magazine

The Black Benefactors featured in Ebony magazine "Where Wealthy Blacks Give. . . and How the rest of us can give too."

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An innovative philanthropic project serving the Washington, D.C. Area

The Black Benefactors’ (BB) mission is to encourage philanthropy and community service in the Black community and the business community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; and to enhance the well being of Black children, youth and families. This will be accomplished by distributing grants to organizations located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Our Impact

“Support from Black Benefactors was very important in helping us grow our impact. Funding helped us train youth to grow healthy food, manage farmers markets, and sharpen the 21st century skills they'll need to thrive. Since 2014, we have helped nearly 40,000 people access more than 250,000 pounds of fresh, local produce while supporting small family farms and our youth farmers at our farmers markets. Much of this healthy food was sold at a nonprofit health care clinic through the Produce Plus Program, a nutrition incentive program reaching a cross-section of our community from young mothers and their children, to seniors on fixed incomes. We couldn't have made this kind of impact without Black Benefactors.” -- Christopher Bradshaw, Founder, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc., 2014 Grantee Partner

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