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A little more about us

  • Foundation for Black Communities exists to ensure every Black person in Canada can thrive and all Black communities have agency in defining their own future. We will invest in change making, working with Canadian philanthropic, political and business partners to ensure that Black-led and Black-serving organizations have the sustained resources they need to make a meaningful impact.

  • The Foundation for Black Communities is being stewarded by a working group of Black professionals within the non-profit, charitable, philanthropic and community development sectors. The working group is supported by a growing network of Black and ally leaders from across Canada from various sectors such as philanthropy, academia, business, technology, social innovation, arts & culture, healthcare, law and more.

  • Liban Abokor

    Executive Director

    Youth Leaps

  • Djaka Blais-Amare

    Grants Associate

    Calgary Foundation

  • Rebecca Darwent

    Partnerships Lead

    Purpose Co

  • Joseph Smith, PhD

    Executive Director

    Generation Chosen

Let's invest in Black communities

  • The Foundation for Black Communities is accepting donations to capitalize its endowment.

    As a non-profit corporation, the Foundation for Black Communities cannot issue a tax receipt. If you would like to support Black communities in Canada, the Foundation for Black Communities has an affiliated non-profit, For Black Communities, that is in the process of applying for charitable status, dedicated to supporting Black Communities in Canada. Presently, all contributions and donations requiring a tax receipt are being held in a fund at Calgary Foundation.

  • Your donation will go to For Black Communities or other Canadian registered charities supporting black communities in Canada. Calgary Foundation has generously waived all administration fees for this fund, which means that one hundred percent of your donation will go to the For Black Communities endowment. We sincerely appreciate your contribution to ensuring every Black person in Canada can thrive, and all Black Communities have agency in defining their future".

    We are also accepting non-receipted donations. Please email info@forblackcommunities.org to make your donation.

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