Black Philanthropy Month 2018

Black Philanthropy Month #BPM2018

Held every August, Black Philanthropy Month was created in August 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving. Recognized by the United Nations as part of its Declaration of 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, and declared by Congressman Keith Ellison, with proclamations from Minnesota’s governor and the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, we invite all Black communities and their allies to take August and beyond to promote the power of giving to transform lives.

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Building Equity and Opportunity

Inequities hurt everyone. UWWC is focusing on removing barriers and increasing access so all people have the opportunity to thrive.

In 2017, UWWC committed to equity as a core value and practice to advance our mission. We define equity as the presence of justice and fairness within our procedures, processes and distribution of resources.

Below are data points that illustrate what our FY17-18 community investments look like when viewed through an equity lens: