(Columbia, SC) — On Saturday, August 28, the nation will come together to support Black-led and Black-benefitting nonprofits. Join Central Carolina Community Foundation — the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy — in lifting up Black philanthropy on Give 8/28, the only nationwide giving day for Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits. Midlands residents can discover and give to more than 100 local Black-led-and-benefitting nonprofits online at MidlandsGives.org.
August is Black Philanthropy Month, and the Community Foundation — along with its African American Philanthropy Committee — has celebrated Black philanthropy through stories and action-focused communication on social media.
“Give 8/28, the culmination of Black Philanthropy Month, provides an opportunity for our community to financially support our region’s Black-led-and-benefiting nonprofits,” says JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “Give 8/28 is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the impact of Black philanthropy on our region and beyond.”
Fourth Annual Give 8/28 Inspires Giving to Black-led and Black-benefiting Nonprofits
The annual Give 8/28 is scheduled for Saturday, August 28. Led by the Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute in Washington, D.C., the national giving day initiative culminates Black Philanthropy Month. Give 8/28 urges people to financially support Black-led and Black-benefiting organizations.
$7,000 in matching grant prizes for local nonprofits on Give 8/28
Registered nonprofits within the Community Foundation’s 11-county footprint raising $500 or more on August 28 through the Midlands Gives platforms will be entered into a drawing for one of 14 $500 matching grant prizes provided in partnership with the Foundation’s African American Philanthropy Committee. Donors can financially support organizations through the Foundation’s year-round platform,www.midlandsgives.org. A new feature on the Midlands Gives year-round platform allows donors to filter their search results to find Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits. The nonprofit recipients of the matching prizes will be announced through the Foundation’s Facebook page after the event.
Black Philanthropy Month — TENacity: Making Equity Real
Black Philanthropy Month is a national, coordinated effort to celebrate African American and African-descent giving in all its forms. In celebration of the initiative’s 10th anniversary, this year’s theme, TENacity: Making Equity Real, seeks to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African American and African-descent giving. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, Black Philanthropy Month encompasses self-organized events, community dialogue and charitable giving across the nation. Community members can follow the national conversation via social media by following #BPM2021 and learn more about ways to celebrate at www.blackphilanthropymonth.com.
Promoting the Voices of Black Philanthropy in the Midlands
During the month of August, the Community Foundation is sharing stories of Black philanthropic impact on the Midlands. Each Thursday, Foundation staff members interview Black philanthropists and Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits to share their philanthropic story. Community members can watch the live interviews each Thursday in August at noon. More details can be found at www.yourfoundation.org/bpm.
More information about local Black Philanthropy Month and Give 8/28 efforts at www.yourfoundation.org/bpm.