Call for concepts: Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund

Help us make philanthropy work for Black communities in Canada

Current status: Closed

Opened on January 24, 2022, and will close on March 7, 2022.

Black-led charities and non-profit organizations are key to fighting anti-Black racism and ending inequities across the country. However, Black-led and Black-serving community organizations are underfunded by Canada’s philanthropic sector.

Black Canadians are calling for a new approach to philanthropy that is led by and for Black communities. The Government of Canada has committed $200 million to establish the Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund dedicated to supporting Black-led charities and organizations serving youth and social initiatives. Led by Black Canadians for Black Canadians, the Fund will create a sustainable source of funding to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.

In several roundtable discussions, takeaways were that the Endowment Fund should:

Tell us what you think

To help meet these expectations, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you about how the Endowment Fund can be designed according to a “Nothing about us without us” approach. The Government of Canada is inviting Black-led organizations, charities and interested Canadians to take part in the call for concepts.

We want to know:

  1. How can the Fund’s philanthropic principles center the lived experiences and realities of Black communities, including in its governance?
  2. How can the Fund remain accountable to Black communities and its governance reflect the diversity of these communities?
  3. How should the Endowment Fund prioritize its investments and its granting?
  4. What should we consider when selecting an entity or entities responsible for the Endowment Fund?

How to prepare and submit your ideas

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