There is no time in U.S. history when Black Americans have not demonstrated agency and engaged in philanthropy, self-help, and collective efforts. BPH wants to continue this tradition, share power, and shift how capital flows to Black communities.
Much of modern philanthropic practice, however, veers away from collective models, relies on top-down approaches, and reinforces power imbalances.
Houston is unique as one of the 10 most charitable cities in the U.S., the most diverse city in the nation, and one of the most economically segregated cities.
This contrast is particularly compelling for Black communities and Black nonprofit leaders.
Change is happening...
Across the country, networks of Black donors and others are reviving and expanding long held cultural traditions of generosity and finding new ways to connect, learn from each other, and create change collectively.
As the 4th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., it’s time to expand the conversation and take action in Houston.
Black Philanthropy Houston is our opportunity to explore what is possible. And where we find that we share common interests, I say we get together!
Are you in?
Audience sitting at tables listening and laughing. Credit: David "Odiwams" Wright