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THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA

SANKOFA FUND

FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Uniting and Inspiring African Americans' Involvement in Philanthropy
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE CHATTANOOGA?
Priority Areas:
  • Strengthening Families

  • Community & Economic Development

  • Entrepreneurial and Art & Culture Activities

  • Education and Youth Development

Former Grantees:

  • The Passage - Mobile Classroom -$1723.21

  • Howard School Book Club - $800.00

  • The Springs - Home for HIV+ Women - $620.98

  • Dalewood Middle School Girl's Basketball Team - $990

  • Heaven on Hughes - $2600 for plumbing work on the CommUNITY Haven House

  • Citizens Safety Coalition - $800 for transportation to Alabama A&M College Tour

  • Brainerd High School - $5,300.00 for Band Instrument Purchase and Repairs

  • Calvin Donaldson Environmental 

  • Science Academy - $500.00 for Library's Maker Space Project in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month

  • Sister City Association of Chattanooga (SCA) $500.00 for World Smart Project in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month

  • Journey Educational Services, Inc. $1,000.00 an Unrestricted Donation

  • SPLASH $1,000.00 an Unrestricted Donation

  • Twenty-Two Six, Incorporated $1,000.00 an Unrestricted Donation

 

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Mission Statement

 

The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement is a membership organization committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects and efforts which improve Chattanooga's communities of color.

 

The fund is housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Members commit to donating an annual gift to the fund and collectively make funding decisions.

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The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement  is committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects and efforts which improve Chattanooga's communities of color. The Sankofa Fund is grounded in the belief that in order for positive and sustainable change to take place in the Chattanooga community, it must strengthen its efforts to be self-determining.
 
Therefore, Sankofa provides support to community led efforts to develop and implement innovative solutions to the challenges within our community. Sankofa officially launched in 2015 with the goals to educate its members about the benefits of collective philanthropy, increase awareness of local needs, make investments in organizations that are directly impacting African American children, youth and families, and create a legacy of giving in African American communities as an effective vehicle for social change.
 
To apply for funding from the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement,
check this website often for information about upcoming funding deadlines. 
 
 
 
 

HOW WE STARTED

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For other questions and comments email sankofafundcha@gmail.com

There is a long history of philanthropy in Chattanooga's African American community. Our group, which consists of 20 founding members, met in late summer 2015 and decided to use our diverse professional backgrounds, understanding of the city, and money to be a resource to supporters of Chattanooga and its black community.

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