A Look at Corporate Giving During Black Philanthropy Month

“What’s really impactful to me is meeting with the individuals served by the organization…I can look at an application and it’s very different to read on paper what an organization is doing versus seeing it live and in action. And that’s what’s important. It very much personalizes the work the organization is doing and our potential partnership with an organization.”

-JeNyce Boolton, Vice President, Community Relations Manager, U.S. Bank

Black Philanthropy Month is in full swing and this week I am giving voice to fuel change! JeNyce Boolton, community relations manager at U.S. Bank in Chicago and I recently had a conversation about corporate philanthropy.  We talked about U.S. Bank’s giving priorities, especially as they relate to the African-American community.  U.S. Bank emphasizes funding for economic development through its Community Possible program and its three pillars: work, home and play.  JeNyce also gives us valuable insight into the overall corporate philanthropy landscape and U.S. Bank’s commitment to communities of color.  If you are affiliated with a community based nonprofit organization you will find this Corporate Philanthropy with Je’Nyce Boolton podcast to be a valuable resource. The iTunes podcast can be found here.

For more information on U.S. Bank’s Community Possible grant program, click on the link here: U.S. Bank Community Possible

You may contact JeNyce Boolton at jenyce.boolton@usbank.com.

The business of business should not be about money. It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed.

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August 23, 2017