Tracey Webb
Published January 20, 2014
Updated April 5, 2021

Tracey Webb is the founder of The Black Benefactors, a giving circle that supports nonprofit organizations that support the African American community. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Black Gives Back, a blog that emphasized African American philanthropic contributions until its closure in 2015.

Webb has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit and grant-making sectors. She was selected as a 2013 “Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C.” honoree, and the Profiles in Diversity Journal named her to the 2013 “Women Worth Watching” list. The Huffington Post’s Black Voices called her “a young black woman making history as the first online chronicler of black philanthropy.”

Webb has been featured on The Root, NPR’s Tell Me More, Black Enterprise and in the August 2011 “Black Wealth” issue of Ebony Magazine. Her work in philanthropy was showcased in the books Black is the New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans and Giving Back: A Tribute to Generation of African American Philanthropists.

Expertise: Philanthropy, nonprofits, grant-making, charitable giving

Location: Washington, D.C.


Heard on NPR: Tell Me More: Redefining Philanthropy: How African-Americans Give Back

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