The Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative is a permanent endowment supported by African Americans to address relevant issues in Arizona’s Black community.
Philanthropy in the African-American community
The Black Philanthropy Initiative began in 2008 under the leadership of the Arizona Community Foundation staff, Board members and a dedicated task force comprised of respected African American leaders. The mission of the Black Philanthropy Initiative is to advance equity, leadership and social justice for African Americans. BPI is a charitable fund that engages African Americans and other interested Arizonans as active philanthropists to help achieve this mission.
Through strategic grantmaking, the endowment supports nonprofit organizations that serve African Americans in such critical areas as health, education, workforce development and community building. BPI is led by an active core of philanthropists engaged in development and setting the strategic direction for the BPI charitable fund.