To facilitate engagement, catalyze collaboration, and promote strategic decision making in advancing the field of black male achievement, serving as a resource not only to funders but also to nonprofits, policy makers, and others interested in fostering the achievement of African-American males.
A project of the Open Society Foundationsand the Foundation Center, BMAfunders.orgaims to highlight the role of philanthropy in supporting African-American men and boys and challenge foundations and philanthropists to make long-term commitments to "revers[ing] the serious damage inflicted over many years of systemic injustice." Building on the 2012 report Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, the portal features a variety of resourcesrelated to BMA-related projects, including funding data, research, multimedia content, and a timelineof philanthropic milestones in the field.
Outstanding Web Features:
Visitors to the site can explore indicatorsof economic, social, and physical well-being for African-American males as well as information about disparities African-American males face in the areas of education, employment, health, family structure, and incarceration. An interactive Funding Mapenables visitors to see who is funding which organizations in support of BMA-related projects and to filter the results to show the number of grants for specific issue areas and/or population groups by region; grant details, including grantmaker, recipient organization and location, year, and amount; and demographic data — e.g., African-American males as a percentage of total population, percentage of African-American males who are unemployed, and percentage who have at least a bachelor's degree — by county or state. In addition, visitors can browse research reports, search the Outcomes Toolkitfor datasets, survey instruments, and protocols for assessing the impact of various projects; and link to the sitesof other organizations committed to improving the lives of and outcomes for African-American men and boys.