Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Multi-ethnic Effort to ‘Pay It Forward’ [Buffalo News]

Oct 10, 2013 | Posted in News

According to the Kellogg Foundation, “identity-based philanthropy” is a $400 million annual industry.

That may come as news to critics always calling on communities of color to do for themselves.

The reality is that they already are.

Buffalo, in fact, has taken it a step further. Rather than each ethnic group doing its own thing, 20 leaders of color came together, giving money and time to create a multi-ethnic philanthropic initiative looking to create a half-million-dollar endowment. The aim is to “pay it forward” by helping low-income youth of color, just as someone helped them.

Full article at buffalonews.com >

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