I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change,
I am CHANGING the things I can NO LONGER ACCEPT.
Angela Y. Davis
We believe that BIPOC Centered Philanthropy is rooted in two basic principles:
1) our responsibility to intentionally and equitably invest financial resources in organizations led by people of color, and
2) to ensure our programs and services center and align with the needs of our communities of color – we should never expect our communities to continuously conform their charitable activities (aka mission creep) to qualify for grant funding.
Trust and Estate Planning are the best ways to secure generational wealth and pass down assets to your loved ones. America is currently seeing the largest wealth transfer in its history.
Yet, communities of color, particularly Black and Hispanic communities are the least likely to utilize this financial legal system - less than a third of Black and Hispanics have trusts and estate planning documents.
It is time to normalize these conversations at an early age and provide resources to navigate these systems for our communities of color.
Careful financial investment makes your future secure, yet the racial wealth gap in our communities has placed communities of color in such a precarious scenario that Black and Hispanic communities will experience negative wealth in the upcoming generations.
Many Native American communities live in poverty, and the wealth disparities intra-race for Asian Americans are extreme and often overlooked. We must attack these disparities on both community and systemic levels to change the direction of these disparate outcomes.
Your contribution is essential to advancing the mission and values of AQUME Foundation, and we will equally honor each contribution.
We will support the education of our communities of color via our various scholarship opportunities.
Tell us how your unique endeavor will make an impact on racial equity and the economic advancement of our communities of color?