Black Philanthropy Month

The goal of Black Philanthropy Month is to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropy to strengthen African American giving in all its forms. To support this goal, you can attend BPM 2019 events, share on social media why you think Black philanthropy is important using #BPM2019, or donate to a black-led and black-benefitting organization on Giving Black Day, August 28.


August 23: Black Entrepreneurial Survival Summitt (B.E.S.S.) presented by COLA Gives, South Carolina’s first African American giving circle in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month. Register here.

August 25: #BPM2019: Family Reunion Drop-In hosted by Women Engaged at Modjeska Simkins House, 3-5 p.m. Register here.

August 28: Giving Black Day (GBD) hosted by the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute. Organizations can register to participate in GBD 2019 here. For a full list of organizations in South Carolina to support during GBD 2019, click here.

August 28: Giving Black Day Fundraising Social coordinated by The Talented Tenth SC. The social will take place at the Nexsen Pruet, 5:30-8 p.m. The social will feature live music from Darius Starks, chair massages by Tranquility Matters Massage, and guest speaker Dr. Sharon Earle.

August 28: Kiki’s and The Hive After Five Mixer hosted by The Hive at Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles’ new Harbison location, 5:30-8 p.m. Register here.

August 28: Come Out and Plan on #GivingBlackDay hosted by Skip To My Lupus, 6-8 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s in Columbia. Learn more here.