Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy

Real Engagement Through Active Philanthropy (REAP) provides Black men with a mechanism for community investment through strategic philanthropy. Founded by visionary leaders Tyrone Benson, Essen Otu, Terry Love, and Chuck Kelly, these men were inspired to create new gateways to philanthropy.

REAP members standing in front of a welcome screen at an annual strategic planning meeting
Members of REAP gather for the 2022 strategic planning meeting.

Interested in getting involved?

Members of REAP:

  • Meet monthly to network and share ideas about how to address needs in our community. 
  • Contribute $1,000 per year, or $83.33 monthly, for a minimum of three years to support the giving circle’s grantmaking. 
  • Support the giving circle’s objectives with active involvement in the distribution of funds or the work of various established committees.

Membership is currently closed for reevaluation, please consider a gift to the REAP collaborative fund and check back here for new member opportunities.