What we do
Through strategic grantmaking, the funds support nonprofit organizations that serve African Americans in such critical areas as health, education, economic development, and community building. Here is a list of our 2021-2022 grant recipients:
- ARG Cultivators Community
- Arizona Martin Luther King Living the Dream Celebration
- Black Family Genealogy and History Society
- Beyond the Hurt
- Chandler Unified School District's Camille Casteel High School - Black Student Union
- Gamma Mu Educational Services, Inc.
- Community Educational Services, Inc.
- Project Roots, Inc.
- State of Black Arizona
Social Justice Project
BPI established the Social Justice Project with a purpose of working to improve economic equity in Arizona's African American communities statewide. The project’s focus has been helping to close the wealth gap through supporting, tracking, and evaluating Black-owned businesses by partnering with nonprofits, ARG Cultivators Community, S.E.E. M.E. Program, and the State of Black Arizona.
S.E.E. Me Program
The S.E.E. Me Program raises the visibility and opportunities of minority-owned businesses across the state of Arizona. In the first year of the program, the cohort acquired over $1.2 million in additional funding. Click to watch this 60-second story of cohort member Lavon Jackson Maccanico, owner of Right Way Automotive in Mesa.