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Bringing Together Donors and Funding to Move the Needle Toward Real Change

As one of the few Black-led and woman-owned philanthropic advisory firms, Moore Philanthropy continues to be a leader in reversing the lack of investment in communities of color. We ensure that changemakers can access the support and financial tools to create change and build generational wealth.

As we close 2022, we look toward the future and the work yet to be done. Despite the charitable nature of philanthropy, the lack of diverse leadership and low funding levels for leaders of color are clear indicators of the sector’s continued shortcomings. 

At Moore Philanthropy, we’re leveraging over 25 years of knowledge and experience to provide thoughtful, strategic, and tailored philanthropic services for our clients to bridge the divide between short-lived social impact and sustained social change. 

We utilize a trust-based approach to philanthropy, reimagining mainstream approaches to measuring the impact organizations have on the communities they serve, engaging leaders around their outcomes for success, investing in their leadership and capacity building, and opening up decision-making and information-sharing structures to include those most impacted by the problems philanthropy seeks to address.

We’re proud to partner with and sponsor organizations that match our guiding principles. Knowing where to put your time and money in a crowded philanthropy landscape can be challenging. Our cohort of organizations has a proven track record of making change in their communities. 

See our work in action and how we’re bringing together donors and funding to move the needle toward real change. Invest or seek out to learn more about the organizations below to help build the influence of communities of color. 

2023 Economic Justice Giving Circle, co-chaired by Moore Philanthropy, aims at helping better understanding how the roots of capitalism, finance, and power have shaped economic injustice within the broader global community and what can be done to shift systems. The goal is to learn from grantee partners, community leaders, and donor colleagues about the strategies, tactics, and solutions they have found the most successful and the next steps that can be taken to make economic justice a reality.

Black Women Disrupt (BWD) is a social impact investment platform that maps and connects both individuals and networks with the goal of raising visibility and providing opportunities for women of African descent. It harnesses entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation to support the growth and economic empowerment of our community. In 2021, BWD created Black Women Disrupt the Web, a global web series competition to produce an international showcase featuring five compelling original films by sister disruptors from Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, and South Africa. In 2022, BWD launched Sister Disruptors Unite to share stories, updates and new information about sister Disruptors’ businesses and organizations in time to celebrate our 5th anniversary on July 25, 2023.

Latinas Represent is the national, nonpartisan home for Latinas seeking out public service opportunities. Its mission aims to increase the number and diversity of Latinas in public service to transform communities and our democracy. They are creating new norms in public service and strengthening the ecosystem of organizations supporting Latinas, connecting them to the resources they need to transform their communities and our democracy.

The NYC Racial Equity Endowment Fund launched a Fund to direct unrestricted philanthropic resources toward under-resourced Black-led nonprofits and social impact leaders in New York City. By harnessing the power of communal giving, the NYC Racial Equity Endowment Fund aims to secure sustainability for the well-being of leaders and organizations on the frontlines of change.

The HERitage Giving Fund is Black women’s giving circle serving small and medium-sized nonprofits and start-ups in Texas that prioritize the needs of Black women and girls. Since its founding, HERitage has invested more than $100,000 to support these organizations deploying its grants to increase service capacity and sustain much-needed program services.

The Racial Equity Index documents, tracks, and dismantles systemic racism around the world, particularly in the global development and philanthropy sectors, designing and producing tools that provide greater accountability and create a more equitable system and culture, with justice and dignity at its core. 

Susu House helps Black women and femmes have access to vital trauma-informed healing services and elevates healing equity by reducing financial restrictions to restorative services. Susu House offers sponsored retreats, workshops, trainings, and events at little to no cost to those in need of healing support.

We Tell Our Selves works to change the language and perceptions of women’s power and identities through workshops that reframe negative narratives, push women’s value, fortify the work of equity and justice, and decenter harm.

Black-founded and Woman-led Advisory Firm, Moore Philanthropy, Increases Access and Options for Charitable Giving

Expands Services to include Donor Advised Funds

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Moore Philanthropy, a Black-founded and woman-led philanthropic advisory firm, expands its charitable giving services. Individuals, families, affinity groups, and corporations of all giving capacities can now set up their own donor-advised funds (DAFs) to make immediate, meaningful impacts in communities across the U.S. and abroad. 

DAFs provide an efficient vehicle for supporting meaningful causes while maximizing the tax deduction benefits. With a minimum contribution of $5,000, fundholders of traditional DAFs can immediately start giving. For as low as $200, individuals can open their own Mockingbird Account and reap the benefits of a DAF at a lower threshold. Both services are supported by a dedicated team to reliably vet charitable organizations to ensure your DAF grants are disbursed responsibly. 

Benefits of establishing a DAF include:

  1. Support the causes and issues most meaningful to you across the U.S. and abroad;
  2. Enjoy low fees and high-touch services; 
  3. Tap into our philanthropic expertise;  
  4. Give to the DAF in the ways that you want – by check, ACH, wire transfer or donate appreciated assets;
  5. Customize your fund name – after yourself or in honor of a family member, friend, or an organization;
  6. Engage your family members and friends in your philanthropic goals;
  7. Keep your giving confidential if you so choose; and
  8. Count on our back-office support to issue donor tax receipts, administer grant payments, and ensure compliance when making donations.

“Philanthropy acts in the service of all. The social sector needs to expand philanthropic tools to help people and communities historically excluded from financial advisory institutions to make a difference,” said Yvonne L. Moore, Founder and Managing Director of Moore Philanthropy. “Our new donor-advised fund aims to address the unmet needs in philanthropy for individuals, families, and corporations to make an impact on the issues and causes closest to them,” she said. 

For more information about our new donor-advised fund service, please visit moorephilanthropy.com/daf-services

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About Moore Philanthropy and Moore Impact

Moore Philanthropy is a Black-founded and woman-led advisory firm bringing over 25 years of knowledge and experience to provide thoughtful, strategic, and tailored philanthropic services to individuals, families, and private institutions.

Moore Impact, a collaborative partner and 501(c)(3) exempt entity, provides fiscal sponsorship to community leaders and donors, helping them bring to life their vision for a more just world. Moore Impact also serves as a sponsoring organization for Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), which provide a tax-exempt vehicle for individuals, families, affinity groups, and corporations to make a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

Decolonizing Philanthropy – What and How?

What does decolonization mean when it comes to philanthropy? In this webinar, our Founder, Yvonne L. Moore and Alliance Magazine explore how to decolonize philanthropy and why it should be on the agenda of all foundations committed to a more equitable world.

Why Black-led Models Work: How Black donor advisors are shaking up institutional philanthropy

Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) is a network of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora that pools financial resources, knowledge and skills to support the work of climate justice, food sovereignty, and alternative economics movements on the continent. In their latest edition of AiD Magazine, our Founder and Managing Director Yvonne L. Moore discusses the inequities within charitable giving and ways people can invest in causes most meaningful to them.

Moore Impact Invests $1.3 Million to Fortify the Sustainability and Innovation of BIPOC-led Enterprises

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Moore Impact announced $1.3 million in grants to 18 “Power Champions,” a cohort of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led enterprises working at the intersection of racial equity and COVID-19 response. The investments aim to fortify the long-term sustainability and innovation of organizations serving people from under-resourced communities across the United States and reverse philanthropy’s disinterest in BIPOC-led social change.

Investments by Moore Impact, a collaborative partner and 501(c)(3) exempt entity under Moore Philanthropy, will provide flexible general operating support over two years and focus on groups whose work directly impacts people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounding health, economic, education, and racial justice crises. Additionally, funding will fortify organizations whose leadership and staff are reflective of the communities they serve – 100% of grantees serving Black communities are Black-led; 100% of Native-serving enterprises have Native leadership; 78% of grantees are woman-led; and the majority of grants will be directed to regions often neglected by philanthropy in the South, Midwest, and Inland Western United States. 

Nine Fundraising Misconceptions with Hafeeza Rashed

Niamani Mutima of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group talks with Moore Philanthropy’s Director of Programs and Partnerships, Hafeeza E. Rashed, about nine common misconceptions about fundraising.

The topics range from the differences between fundraisers and fundraising consultants, defining fundraising success, and working with fiscal sponsors. The conversation is especially useful for international organizations seeking practical advice and understanding of the nuances of the fundraising culture in the United States.