Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

The Miami Foundation

Date Awarded
Grant Period
04/01/12 to 03/31/13
Focus Area
Detroit, Philadelphia
Black Male Engagement

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  • Miami, FL

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For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities

Twenty men – teachers, businessmen, writers and pastors among them – have been named the 2012 winners of the BMe Leadership Award, created to honor black men who step up to lead the community.

Together these men are engaging and reshaping Philadelphia and Detroit. With the award, the BME Challenge is providing $443,000 in funding to accelerate their work. Hear about the projects they are leading in the videos below.

We hope you’ll share them with your friends and colleagues to inspire others to strengthen their communities. Read more about the Challenge and the winners here.

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Trabian Shorters

BMe Executive Director

Trabian Shorters has a long history of creating and running innovative networks for the public good. As Vice President of Communities for Knight Foundation since 2007, he is responsible for making informed and engaged communities in 26 large and small cities across the US.

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