Established in 2020

Give Black Give Back Horizontal

Black leadership in philanthropy is key to engaging in authentic and informed grantmaking in communities of color.

Give Black, Give Back recognizes donors and the variety of ways they give — not only large gifts, but also the impactful volumes of small gifts and collective giving that Black families, faith-based institutions and civic organizations provide.

The initiative works to engage and encourage Black philanthropists to continue enhancing the vibrancy of our community by:

  • Serving as a resource to amplify the Black-led funds at CFMT;
  • Helping to foster new partnerships among Black philanthropists as well as Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations with similar aspirations for serving the community;
  • Providing access and education to the community at-large to help close the racial wealth gap.

The words of the prolific first African American Nobel Prize-winning author, the late Toni Morrison, “If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else,” inspire the work of highlighting and supporting Black Philanthropists and Black-led nonprofit organizations.

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