Give Black, Give Back

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Plan on “Moving the Movement: Honoring our Past, Present and Future” with the MLK Day Weekend Event calendar via IMF and the Nashville Community.

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

On December 10th, Give Black, Give Back co-chairs Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon hosted yet another powerful live conversation – this time focused on Mental Health within the Black Community: Moving Forward in 2021.

Panelists Tammy Hines, LPC-MHSP, ACS & PyschoTherapy and Gregory D. Holley, Jr. MS Psychology of Bellevue Behavior Health Group joined Robin Chester, Ph.D., LPC, MHSP and Anidolee Melville-Chester, Ph.D,. MFT from Tree of Life Counseling & Consulting Services of Brentwood for December’s edition of Give Black, Give Back Conversations.

Our mental health experts discussed:

  • State of mental health at end of 2020 and the toll this year has taken on the Black community, including the emotional roller coaster and loss experienced
  • Practical steps to protect mental health in 2021 including setting boundaries for a more successful and productive personal and professional well-being

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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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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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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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Black Philanthropy Month

Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2020 At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), the Give Black, Give Back initiative launched following...

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A message from our partner Urban League Middle Tennessee Two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived...

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Audra Cox

Audra Cox

Development Manager, Donor Services

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