The grant will specifically benefit CFGG’s Expanding Community Giving (ECG) initiative, the purpose of which is to engage more local donors in ethnically and racially diverse communities through focused donor education and cultivation efforts.
“We are honored and humbled to have been recognized by the Kellogg Foundation,” said Athan Lindsay, Director of Community Philanthropy at CFGG. “This grant will allow us to further expand our efforts to heighten awareness of our mission that are in line with the unique customs, culture, histories, and philosophies of giving of our richly diverse donor base.”
Since 2015, CFGG has successfully worked with donors of color to open 17 various donor funds totaling over $750,000 to strengthen the Greater Greensboro community for present and future generations. Current donor bases include African-American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American.
CFGG is one of 32 grantees to receive funding as part of the CCG initiative. Launched in 2014, Catalyzing Community Giving supports communities of color in using philanthropy to become agents of their own change and to positively impact the lives of children and families in their communities. The total investment in this cohort of grantees is $9.5 million over the next three years (2019-2022). The new cohort expands CCG’s reach to include organizations throughout the United States and Mexico and Haiti.
“CCG is all about philanthropy that is locally driven,” says Ciciley J. Moore, program officer for WKKF’s Office of the President and the lead for CCG. “We know that when communities of color combine their collective wisdom, time, talent and treasure with the tools of philanthropy, powerful things can happen. The creativity, commitment, strategic thinking and knowhow of these grantees are energizing. What they explore will broaden the entire philanthropic field.”