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The Black Excellence Community Fund (BECF) is a giving circle held at CFES created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to preserve cultural awareness and pride by expanding the benefits of education, health, and welfare in African American communities, while teaching the values of philanthropy through education and financial literacy.

Our vision is to participate in philanthropic missions that support, benefit, and preserve our heritage while charting our future -- promoting initiatives that continuously improve our community.

Preserving our heritage, charting our future.

The Black Excellence Community Fund strives to:

  • Share the importance of philanthropy for the betterment of sustaining African-American communities.

  • Support African American led nonprofits that have sustainable, impactful programs in the community that focus on expanding and supporting experiences and exposure for youth or address challenges within the senior population. 

  • Support collaborative initiatives among business and community partners by funding organizations that explore and leverage financial resources for African-Americans.


The Black Excellence Community Fund is a giving circle held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Our members work together to promote philanthropic participation by gathering resources, time, and experiences, and spreading them across charitable endeavors that create and support our initiatives. 

Becoming a member gives you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community, and provides social and networking opportunities through this dynamic group.

Memberships are annual and will be recognized at our donor events.

Membership Levels:

Ebony Circle

$50 - $249

Community Circle

$250 - $499

Heritage Circle

$500 - $749

Circle of Distinction


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