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.
“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 Partnerread more