Funding Partners

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement houses the Institute for Black Male Achievement (IBMA), a program created in late 2012 with $4 million from the Open Society Foundations and nine other funders:  


Together, these funders  support CBMA  to counteract issues such as inconsistent philanthropic support, insufficient leadership networks, and limited opportunities for organizational and leadership development. Their inaugural investments in CBMA helped shape the way for a strong national network where members will acquire the skills and capacity to make tangible progress on critical issues such as expanding work opportunities, strengthening family structures, and increasing educational equity.

CBMA continues to add new Funding Partners. CBMA provides these funders with the opportunity to engage in a national initiative and to support CBMA’s capacity building grantmaking program.  .

If you would like to talk to CBMA about becoming a funding partner or for ideas on how you can support the Black Male Achievement field, please contact us at or by phone at (212) 434-0772.

Healthy communities are ones where all young people, regardless of the color of their skin, can walk or skip or jump down the street and not be at risk.

Robert Ross
President and CEO, The California Endowment