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The Black Genius Foundation (TBGF) celebrates and invests in the intellectual and creative genius of Black artists, arts professionals and arts organizations that have committed themselves to creating and supporting work dedicated to and rooted in the African Diaspora. Through grants and awards, public programs and digital initiatives, TBGF elevates the past-present-future continuum of how the African Diaspora continues to define genius.
Make a special gift to The Black Genius Foundation. Your generosity enables us to celebrate and invest in Black Genius and the arts ecosystem.
Donations of any amount are welcome.
To donate by check:  Make your check payable to "Community Initiatives" and write "The Black Genius Foundation" on the memo line.
Please mail to:
The Black Genius Foundation
c/o Community Initiatives
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
All donations flow through Community Initiatives (Tax ID # 94-3255070), which is our fiscal sponsor.

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The Black Genius Foundation FAQ
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Is my donation and credit card info secure?
Yes, the security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?
You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your donation is submitted and your credit card is processed. Your donation will also show up on your bank or card statement within 1-3 business days.

Do I get a receipt?
Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
We will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.