Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants $25,000 to Advance Racial Equity in Education
- The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.
- Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization’s Black Philanthropy Month.
- For the past nine years, the organization provided more than $190,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.
The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.
“It’s really important for us that we invest explicitly in the black community just because we see where there has been disinvestments,” said Andrea Hulighan, Director Strategic Initiatives for The Winston-Salem Foundation. “And so, we want to make sure that we’re being intentional in doing that.”
Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization’s Black Philanthropy Month. That money will support small businesses and summer youth employment.
“We get small businesses that are owned by African-Americans come through our doors almost every day,” said James Perry, CEO of Winston-Salem Urban League. “And over and over again they say ‘look the biggest challenge is that we don’t have access to capital, we don’t have access to money.’ And so, when the Black Philanthropy Initiative says look we’re going to make five thousand dollars available through the Urban League or these small businesses to advance their selves and grow—it’s absolutely huge.”