Philanthropy = love of humanity

What is philanthropy?

philanthropy (n.) c. 1600 from Late Latin philanthropia, from Greek philanthropia from phil- "loving" + anthrōpos "mankind"


FACT: A philanthropist is someone who seeks to promote the welfare of others by giving gifts of time, talent, money, and influence.

MYTH: Philanthropy is a privilege of wealth and act of the elite 1%.


FACT: Black Americans give $11 billion annually and donate 25% more of their income to charitable causes.

MYTH: Black people make small contributions and are recipients of charity rather than a source of generosity and agents of change.

Black Houstonians listening to philanthropy presentation. Credit: David "Odiwams" Wright

Black Houstonians listening to philanthropy presentation. Credit: David "Odiwams" Wright

ARTICLES

LaTanya Flix presenting to BPH attendees at first convening. Credit: David "Odiwams" Wright

400 years of black giving: From the days of slavery to the 2019 Morehouse graduation

Despite the racial wealth gap, black philanthropy is strong

The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the U.S.

Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color