Welcome to the 7th annual State of Black Philanthropy

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Our sincere thanks to Stearns Weaver Miller for generously making this program possible and to all the Black-owned and led partners, whom you can read about at the bottom of this page, that helped us bring this evening to life.


If you would like to support the Racial Equity Fund by making a donation, please click on the button below.

Virtually hosted from the Historic Hampton House and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, join the community as we gather online to honor and uplift the rich legacy of Black leadership and generosity in Miami. Together, we will learn from and celebrate community leaders, artists, philanthropists, and local organizations working to strengthen Greater Miami’s Black communities.


In our program, we are very excited to announce the launch of the Racial Equity Video Anthology, a community resource to elevate the work and voices of racial justice leaders and groups in Miami and distill insights learned by The Miami Foundation. Please dive in and enjoy the treasure trove of materials, we hope it sparks a conversation and compels you to share it far and wide.

Speaker Spotlight

State of Black Philanthropy is all about celebrating and bolstering Black excellence and success in our community and Black entrepreneurs are no exception. We teamed up with the amazing Janey Tate, CEO & Editor-In-Chief of Hylo-News, South Florida’s only news blog dedicated to Black and Brown millennials, to power a treasure map of gems — Black-owned businesses in primarily Black Miami neighborhoods — for you to visit and show your support. Whether it be fresh-squeezed juice, a new piece of art, or some delicious cuisine, we encourage you to join us in investing in an equitable community by picking up a treat from one of these businesses while you tune in for this year’s program.

Program Experience

Pre-Event Music featuring Context of a Generation 


Welcome by Sheldon Anderson 


Lift Every Voice and Sing by Hued Songs and New Canon Chamber Collective


Introduction by Rebecca Fishman Lipsey


Fueling Change, a conversation featuring

Jaret Davis of Greenberg Traurig Miami

Kerry-Ann Royes of YWCA South Florida

Shane Battier of the Battier Take Charge Foundation


Racial Equity Video Anthology Preview by Charisse Grant


Rooted in Community, a roundtable featuring

Charisse Grant of The Miami Foundation (The Racial Equity Fund)

Daniel Agnew of Roots Collective

Marq Mitchell of Chainless Change

Santra Denis of Miami Workers Center


Performance by PATH to Hip Hop


A Drop of History from the Historic Hampton House with Jacqui Colyer


A Drop of Culture from the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center with Isis Roberts


Build On Momentum, The Miami Foundation’s next commitments with Rebecca Fishman Lipsey and Charisse Grant


A Call to Action by Dr. Nelson Adams


Performance by performance artist Arsimmer Mccoy


Post-Event Music featuring Context of a Generation


The community leaders and creatives featured in this program are doing powerful work to advance racial equity and justice in Greater Miami. If you were inspired by their work and want to help strengthen their efforts, we encourage you to visit their organization website and make a gift of support.

"We Always Gone Shine" by Cornelius Tulloch

“We Always Gone Shine” is a photographic collage by Miami-based interdisciplinary artist and designer Cornelius Tulloch. This work celebrates the diverse multiplicity of Blackness in Greater Miami by highlighting architectural landmarks throughout Black neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The vibrancy of these communities spans many cultural backgrounds and heritages to create a one of a kind tapestry of interwoven colors, patterns, and textures. This piece showcases the lived experiences of Black Miami-Dade, the spaces that make it, and the individuals that continue to build its legacy.

Thank you to Stearns Weaver Miller for generously making this event possible.


Committing to racial equity means investing in diverse talent. The Miami Foundation is proud to share that every vendor and partner who helped with this year’s event was Black-owned and led. We thank them for their leadership and encourage others to partner with equity in mind.

BRIDGE Miami, our production team for this year, is a multi-media network company showcasing organizations, events, experiences, and services in South Florida.
The Historic Hampton House, our co-venue for this year, is an iconic segregation-era motel, restored into a museum and community center, located in Brownsville.
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, our co-venue for this year, is a nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City.
Cornelius Tulloch, who designed our event artwork, is a Miami-based artist whose work transcends the boundaries of art, photography, and architecture. 
Gals On Da Run, our caterer for this year’s production, provides delicious Caribbean and Bahamian-influenced meals and desserts for any occasion.
Hy-Lo News, our media and promotion partner for this year, is South Florida’s only news blog dedicated to Black and Brown millennials.
Bank of America has been a long-standing and ardent partner and supporter in our mission to build a stronger, more equitable Greater Miami.