Through a dedicated endowment, ACF’s Black Philanthropy Initiative supports new and creative philanthropic efforts specific to the charitable interests of African Americans—both in giving and volunteerism—through research, capacity building and leadership development.
Endowments are built on gifts from individuals, families and businesses who share a vision for their community. Because the Black Philanthropy endowment is a fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, charitable gifts are tax-deductible. All ACF funds are professionally managed to safeguard principal and provide a competitive rate of return.
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Customize your gift
When individuals and businesses want their gifts in support of the Black Philanthropy Initiative to be used for a specific purpose, there are choices for the projects their dollars will fund. The current options include:
- Early Childhood Education Fund
- College Career Readiness
- STEM Fund
- Capacity Building Fund
Of course, donors can also choose to have their gifts directed to areas where the need is greatest by giving to the Black Philanthropy Initiative Collaborative Fund without restrictions. To make a gift that lasts forever, consider the Black Philanthropy Initiative Endowment Fund.
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
Paying homage to Phoenix’s African American heritage, the Honorable Calvin C. Goode has actively devoted his time and resources to transform his alma mater—the Phoenix Union Color High/Carver High School, now known as the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center—into a facility that houses a museum, an art gallery, a library, and a gathering place for enrichment programs like STEAM, entrepreneurship, and college and career readiness and leadership. In support of that effort, the Carver Museum and Cultural Center Restoration Project Fund has been established at the Arizona Community Foundation.