Washington Area Women's Foundation

#AskHer Series: The Gift of Black Giving

DID YOU KNOW: Women and girls make up 51% of the world’s population, yet women’s and girls’ organizations receive less than 2% of all philanthropic giving? 

The statistics are even lower for funds supporting women and girls of color. Of the $67 billion of charitable donations made by foundations in a single year, less than 0.02 percent was specified as benefiting causes to support Black women and girls.

August marks Black Philanthropy Month – a global celebration to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity – and we are thrilled to have been able to hear from Chelsea Brown, Founder of The Black Mill and Kelly Darnell, Chief Operating Officer at The Bipartisan Policy Center to reflect on the generations of Black giving and discuss the importance of collectively taking action to help move the philanthropic sector forward.

This conversation was moderate by Temi Bennett, Director of Policy at if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility.

Watch the full recap of this conversation below!

ASL interpretation was provided.