Based on BMe Community‘s Black L.O.V.E. agenda, the Black L.O.V.E. (Live. Own. Vote. Excel.) Philanthropic Partnership will utilize strategic guidance and leadership of Black leaders and philanthropic partners. The partnership structure will provide a collaborative opportunity to pool philanthropic resources and collective thought leadership to invest in the seven core focus areas recommended by the Black Social Change Funders Network:

  • Civic Engagement & Political Power
  • Organizing & People Power
  • Policy Advocacy & System Reform
  • Economic Development & Economic Power
  • Research & Intellectual Power
  • Communications/Narrative & Social Power
  • Leadership Development & Strategic Convenings



The Black L.O.V.E. Philanthropic Partnership seeks to advance a culture of philanthropy rooted in generosity, justice, and shared accountability.



The Black L.O.V.E. Philanthropic Partnership (BLPP) envisions a philanthropic culture that attacks the roots of systemic inequality powered by the expertise and leadership of impacted people and communities.


Core Values:

  • Justice

  • Generosity

  • Shared Accountability

  • Asset-Framing

  • Humanity

The community-driven processes of the Black L.O.V.E Philanthropic Partnership are essential for driving impact and designing effective philanthropic strategies that are more responsive to the needs of the Black community in Louisville.



Contact Metro United Way’s Chief Equity Officer, Daryle Unseld Jr. at for more information.


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