Give Black, Give Back

Kia Jarmon / Lisa Young

We love being black.

As women of color, we know all too well the daily challenges our communities face. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David Hambrick, Jacques Clemmons and now David McAtee are personal to us.

We feel the pain and frustration for their families and communities. Black Philanthropy is about embracing and preserving the beauty of our culture and heritage. We understand that economic equality and justice for all communities of color are central to the struggle.

We are about action.

The Give Black Give Back Initiative invites you to join us as we work together to strengthen our families, our communities, our neighborhoods and our friends during this difficult time.

Please see the listing of funds and nonprofits below to support. Read our stories, hear our hearts and Give.


Lisa Swift-Young & Kia Jarmon
Co-Chairs Give Black, Give Back

Give Black, Give Back Conversations

On October 22, 2020, our Give Black, Give Back co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young welcomed Dr. Turner Nashe to the Fall edition of Give Black, Give Back Conversations series.

Dr. Turner Nashe joined us for a conversation about resiliency – cultivating a belief in yourself; how to build and sustain wealth; why he and his family established funds at The Community Foundation; and will share steps that anyone can take to help our communities.

Dr. Turner Nashe is an entrepreneur, inventor, innovator and recognized leader in building technology that facilitates delivery of educational and entertainment content to security sensitive industries. His inventions have created innovative solutions for emerging eco-systems that are revolutionizing traditional approaches to delivery of educational content and performance verification within secure facilities.

About Give Black, Give Back

Community foundations are predicated on the theory that a portion of wealth created by a community should be preserved to benefit that specific community. In...

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Give Black, Give Back Advisory Committee

Give Black, Give Back Advisory Committee Eric Brown A Nashville native, Eric is the Coordinator of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment for the Office of Mayor...

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Give Black, Give Back Funds

Give Black, Give Back Funds Give Black, Give Back recognizes donors and the variety of ways they give, not only large gifts, but also the...

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Opportunities

Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Opportunities Opportunities for Nonprofits led by African Americans and serving African Americans to Engage with The Community Foundation:The Community Foundation...

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Give Black, Give Back Stories

Give Black, Give Back Stories

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofits to Support

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Black Philanthropy Month

Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2020 At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), the Give Black, Give Back initiative launched following...

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A message from our partner Urban League Middle Tennessee Two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived...

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Audra Cox

Audra Cox

Development Associate, Donor Services

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