Black Philanthropy Month


Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), observed every August, is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year. The theme for 2021 is “TENacity: Making Equity Real.” This year marks the 10th anniversary of Black Philanthropy Month. 

In the past ten years, BPM has reached roughly 17 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities. The primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring, and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.

The BPM 2021 Global Summit Series kicks off today, August 3, 2021, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT in the U.S., with virtual events continuing in Africa, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, and worldwide. The series will culminate on August 31, 2021, with Reunity, an international Black women funders power and wellness summit in collaboration with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University.