Giving Compass’ Take:
• This Foundation Center report highlights the efforts of organizations that are making the most impact in improving life outcomes for black males.
• How can philanthropists collaborate on this issue area? What role can you play in supporting Black men?
• Read about the organizations building communities where black boys and men can thrive.
Five years ago, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Foundation Center published the first report in this series, “Where Do We Go From Here?” taking an in-depth look at philanthropic support for Black men and boys. Since then, the landscape of the field has evolved in remarkable and groundbreaking ways. As organizations and philanthropic initiatives have shifted from start-up mode to increasingly mature entities with greater human and financial capacity, the opportunity for sustained impact has never been greater.
With a critical mass of organizations currently working to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys and promising signs of forward progress, this report highlights what it will take to build on recent work to catalyze deeper investments, stronger coordination, and, ultimately, greater impact.
America is uncomfortable talking about race and we are reaching a boiling point. If this situation is not quickly addressed, the current racial strife has the potential to undermine and irreparably harm our democracy.