Grants were awarded to:
- Action4Equity: $10,000 to support a wellness initiative for adolescent boys of color
- Authoring Action: $10,000 to support an intensive arts and education-based program for teens
- Carter G. Woodson School: $10,000 to support a male mentoring program for students in grades 6-12
- Crosby Scholars Community Partnership: $10,000 to introduce Black male students to various medical career pathways
- Hoops4L.Y.F.E.: $10,000 for a summer enrichment program focused on students of color
- Neighborhood's Hands: $10,000 to support additional staff and learning materials for two learning centers
- Quality Education Academy: $8,000 to support a STEM-focused mentor program focused on students of color
BPI’s grants are possible thanks to the collective pooling of resources from Forsyth County community members. So far in 2021, BPI has provided $75,000 in grants to local programs and initiatives, investing nearly 90% of those funds into Black-led organizations supporting the local Black community.
BPI currently offers two grant programs: Impact Grants
and Advancing Equity in Education Grants
(also a focus area of The Winston-Salem Foundation). BPI will accept video applications for its Impact Grants program starting on Thursday, July 8
. To learn more about these grant programs and to find ways to contribute to this work, visit bpiws.org
The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation launched in 2007 that explicitly, not exclusively, focuses its grantmaking and programming on needs identified in the local Black community. Over the past 12 years, BPI has provided over $373,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.