The Foundation Center and Open Society Foundation recently released, Where do We go From Here?, a joint report highlighting various philanthropic investments across the country in black men and boys. As folks may know, creating equitable systems for black men and boys has been a hot topic in philanthropy. Foundations nationwide are making themselves visible and approachable and are partnering with policy advocates, practitioners, and community leaders to disrupt the alarming trends of poverty, poor graduation rates, and high incarceration rates among black males.
The Kapor Foundation, through its College Bound Brotherhood Program, was recognized for its contribution and was identified as a small foundation that is making a large impact in this movement (pg. 32). Cedric Brown, CEO of the Kapor Foundation, commented on how the Foundation has been able to have such a measurable presence. “We have had to be really specific about what we support and expect. Looking at all the complexity, we have always been driven by the question: ‘what slice of this can we take that will have an impact?” To read more on how the Kapor Foundation and other organizations are establishing themselves in this national conversation please click here.