Philanthropy in Communities of Color

Philanthropy in Communities of Color

Bradford Smith, Sylvia Shue, Jennifer Lisa Vest, and Joseph Villarreal
Distribution: World
Publication date: 4/1/1999
ISBN: 978-0-253-11293-4
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Philanthropy is often associated with wealthy people giving large amounts of money to charitable organizations and indirectly to people they don’t personally know. Ethnic philanthropy is almost totally different: it consists primarily of people sharing modest wealth with other people, most of whom the givers know well. Too often communities of color are portrayed as takers rather than givers—this important study debunks that myth.

Author Bio

Bradford Smith is Senior Researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and former Director of Research for the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management. He is author of many research reports, most of them in the field of criminal justice, and was the principal author of the report, California Nonprofit Organizations 1995.

Sylvia Shue is a third-generation Chinese American with a Doctorate in Multicultural Education and she served, for this study, as the Asian Project Manager. She is a self-employed research consultant and program evaluator.

Jennifer Lisa Vest is [information to come]

Joseph Villarreal is Senior Administrative Analyst at the Alameda County Housing Authority.

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Table of Contents

1. African Americans
2. Mexicans
3. Guatemalans
4. Salvadorans
5. Filipinos
6. Chinese
7. Japanese
8. Koreans
Appendix A: Methodology and Research Staff
Appendix B: Census Statistics