Black Philanthropy Initiative

of The Winston-Salem Foundation

Established in 2007 and honoring the longstanding sharing traditions within the black community, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) serves as a model for rethinking philanthropy in Forsyth County. BPI’s vision is to expand the concept of philanthropy to include investments of time, talent, and treasure, acknowledging that the powerful history of giving in the black community is a great example of what philanthropy should be.


BPI released Rethinking Philanthropy:  An Exploration of Black Communities in Forsyth County in 2018. This report draws attention to black history in Forsyth County and its direct influence on systemic issues and inequities still prevalent in our community today.

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