Give Black, Give Back

All Black Philanthropy Month Activities
Kia Jarmon / Lisa Young

We love being black.

As women of color, we know all too well the daily challenges our communities face. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David Hambrick, Jacques Clemmons and now David McAtee are personal to us.

We feel the pain and frustration for their families and communities. Black Philanthropy is about embracing and preserving the beauty of our culture and heritage. We understand that economic equality and justice for all communities of color are central to the struggle.

We are about action.

The Give Black Give Back Initiative invites you to join us as we work together to strengthen our families, our communities, our neighborhoods and our friends during this difficult time.

Please see the listing of funds and nonprofits below to support. Read our stories, hear our hearts and Give.


Lisa Swift-Young & Kia Jarmon
Co-Chairs Give Black, Give Back

Give Black, Give Back Conversations

Black Americans give a larger share of their wealth to charities than any other racial group in America. Their donations generally fall into three categories: ‘Cornerstone’ (giving to higher education and the arts), ‘Kinship’ (donating to organizations serving the Black community) and ‘Sanctified’ (supporting Black churches).

Listen to Give Black, Give Back Co-Chair, Lisa Swift Young and Give Black, Give Back Advisory Board Member, Eric Brown, as they co-host June 2021’s GBGB conversation titled, “Faith’s Role In Philanthropy / Epicenter of Giving”.

Panelists Pastor Judy Cummings, Pastor Olivia McCloud, Pastor Davie Tucker, Jr., Pastor Faison discussed faith leaders and institutions that are the cornerstones of philanthropy in our community, how individual faith is the center of a philanthropist’s giving, and more.

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About Give Black, Give Back

Community foundations are predicated on the theory that a portion of wealth created by a community should be preserved to benefit that specific community. In...

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Give Black, Give Back Advisory Committee

Give Black, Give Back Advisory Committee Eric Brown A Nashville native, Eric is the Coordinator of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment for the Office of Mayor...

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Give Black, Give Back Funds

Give Black, Give Back Funds Give Black, Give Back recognizes donors and the variety of ways they give, not only large gifts, but also the...

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Black Philanthropy Month

Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2021 At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), the Give Black, Give Back initiative launched following...

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Opportunities

Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Opportunities Opportunities for Nonprofits led by African Americans and serving African Americans to Engage with The Community Foundation:The Community Foundation...

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Changemakers Series

Give Black, Give Back’s Changemakers Series highlights individuals who are dedicated to furthering the progress of our community by uplifting and empowering those they are...

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Give Black, Give Back Stories

Give Black, Give Back Stories

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofits to Support

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“But, if this part of our history could be told in such a way that those chains of the past, those shackles that physically bound...

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The Big Payback 2021

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Contact Information

Audra Cox

Audra Cox

Development Manager, Donor Services

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