A Message From The Chairman
I am honored and proud to serve as the Chairman of this amazing organization. Last year was an unprecedented year for us, due to COVID-19, but we successfully pivoted thanks to the generous support of our donors, our solid financial footing and infrastructure, and the sheer will of our members and staff. It was truly a community effort, and thank you for all of your efforts!
One highlight was the creation of the 100 Cares, which is a human services platform that supports our most vulnerable communities, including unsheltered residents, and those facing food insecurity. As a result, we delivered over 4,000 hygiene kits, 55,000 meals, and 7,500 backpacks and school supplies kits, over a six-month period in 2020.
This year, we will build on the incredible work we do in mentoring, health & wellness, and education; and will launch innovative financial literacy, home ownership, and entrepreneurship initiatives to support economic empowerment. Additionally, we are rolling out building trade and STEM workforce development programs for our high school and college students.
Our annual Scholarship program awarded $108,800 in scholarships last year, which brings our total to over $1.7 million awarded. This large commitment represents a significant milestone of support for our scholars. We are proud of this work, which is possible due to the success of our annual Gala fundraiser, and the generosity of individual donors and corporate foundations.
The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area was founded on June 10, 1988, as the fifth national chapter of the 100 Black Men of America. Our mission is to improve the quality of life within the Bay Area and beyond, by advancing the social, economic, health, and educational progress of African Americans. Our Chapter includes one hundred and thirty-five members who are established leaders in their chosen fields, including business, government, education, medicine, law, and technology – to name a few.
The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area takes our responsibility to young people, and the economic empowerment and health & wellness of the entire African American community, seriously. We achieve these goals through the following core “Four for the Future” programs, which are the foundation of our national organization, the 100 Black Men of America.
The “Four for the Future” Programs are:
The execution of these programs is made possible by your generous support. Donations can be sent by clicking the “Donate” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is a GuideStar Gold Seal 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contribution may be tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Thank you for your support!
Clarence “Chuck” Baker
Chairman of the Board
100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.