RHODE ISLAND BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH
ABOUT RHODE ISLAND BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH (#RIBPM)
The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island (#MUSEOFRI) created the Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month (RIBPM) initiative as a collective giving and awareness campaign that highlights black-led organizations by demystify philanthropy for the Rhode Island black community at large in August.In 2021 #MUSEOFRI worked with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza who was the FIRST New England city to sign a proclamation that recognizes Black Philanthropy Month (BPM).Then in August 2022 #MUSEOFRI worked with Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Mattos & Governor Dan McKee to sign a statewide proclamation making Rhode Island the FIRST state in New England to recognize Black Philanthropy Month.In 2023 donations from our first fundraising campaign in partnership with JUNETEENTH RI were used to establish our endowment.As of Fall 2023 you can now contribute towards the "RI Black Philanthropy Month Legacy Fund" managed by the Rhode Island Foundation
RHODE ISLAND BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH LEGACY FUND
Thanks to donors like you who participated in our campaign we were able to establish our endowment, the "Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month Legacy Fund". As of today you can donate directly to the fund.
RIBPM AUGUST 2024
NOTE: During the month of August we'd like to highlight the "B" in BIPOC ... but please support Black Philanthropy 365 days of the year!Stay Tuned!