Give Black, Give Back

Thank you for your support during The Big Payback 2021!

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

Give Black, Give Back, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, returned Thursday, April 8 with its live conversation series hosted by co-chairs Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon. Join them for an insightful conversation on April’s topic: Your Health is Your Wealth.

Katina R. Beard, MSPH Chief Executive Officer at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Nielah Burnett, MBA CSPO, 6 Sigma Black Belt and Founder of InnerG Juice and Yoga, and T-Bony Jewell, PharmD, MBA and Pharmacy Manager at Zoren Pharmacy & Gifts are the panelists for this edition of Give Black, Give Back conversations.

+The Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine and how funders can begin to address the structural deficiencies that COVID-19 has revealed
+Our role in supporting the strengthening of local public health systems, including mental health and drug addiction services
+Promoting cross-sector collaboration, such as between education and public health officials

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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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The Big Payback 2021

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A message from our partner Urban League Middle Tennessee for Juneteenth 2020 Two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation,...

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Audra Cox

Audra Cox

Development Manager, Donor Services

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