About

AAPA is a giving circle that is comprised of individuals and businesses committed to addressing the societal ills facing the African American community

 

Mission:

 

OUR VISION & FUTURE

We aim to:

Educate members about the benefits of collective philanthropy

 

Increase awareness of local needs in West Virginia

 

Make investments in organizations that are directly impacting African American children, youth and families

 

Create a legacy of giving among African Americans as an effective vehicle for social impact and change

 

Company Overview

The AAPA provides grants for organizations serving African American children, youth, and families in West Virginia.

 

Description

Created in August of 2013, the AAPA is a giving circle that is comprised of individuals and businesses committed to addressing the societal ills facing the African American community in West Virginia. It will serve as an important venue to:

 

(1) help increase the awareness and significance of giving circles, and

 

(2) provide a vehicle for making charitable contributions via a collaborative effort, thereby making a greater impact in the Black community.

 

AAPA will provide grants for organizations serving African American children, youth, and families in West Virginia.

 

 

 

General Information

A giving circle is formed when a group of people come together to pool their money, decide where to give that money, and learn about needs in their community. In addition to pooling money, members contribute their time and talents to significantly contribute to the causes they care about.

 

 

Grant Information

 

The 2015 Africian American Philanthropy in Action (AAPA) grant application is now closed.   

 

 

AAPA held a workshop on How to Apply for a Grant.  Click here to view a pdf document of the workshop presentation.

 

 

AAPA is in the news.

 

 

The African American Philanthropy In Action hosted a Jazz & Jambalaya Father's Day Brunch at the Clay Center June 21, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  Please click here for more information about the event.  To preview photos of the event please click here and to view an article that was printed in the newspaper please click here.

 

 

The Giving Back Project:  There will be an event held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Davis Fine Arts Building on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, WV.  There will be a  keynote speaker, panel discussion and a reception following the event. 

 

 

 

Click here to see an article of one of our members.

 

 

             

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation - 1600 Huntington Square, 900 Lee St. E., Charleston, WV 25301 - [P] 304-346-3620 - [F] 304-346-3640 - tgkvf@tgkvf.org

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