African American Philanthropy Literature Review

Jan 01, 2003
  • Description

By expanding the concept of philanthropy beyond large cash donations, practitioners and researchers allow the philanthropic histories of traditionally marginalized groups such as African Americans to be included in the general discourse. In addition, as African Americans engage in these discussions, they begin to actively and tacitly reshape our perceptions of not only the black community, but also our definitions of philanthropy. This review is designed to add to the existing bibliographic literature, incorporating current studies undertaken by research institutes working in the field, and integrating relevant market research.