The collaborative efforts of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color are rooted in an analysis of structural inequality, and our actions are focused on changing policies and systems that harm boys and men of color, their families, and communities.

As such, our work is often intentionally disruptive of the more comfortable approaches in the BMOC sector that focus exclusively on service-delivery models. While we recognize the value of service delivery, we know it is an incomplete solution for the challenges facing boys and men of color.

Our collaborative efforts are, in many ways, trailblazing. Therefore, our work is less a sprint than a marathon, but we have seen early signs of impact and progress through our key initiatives. These philanthropic actions support efforts to remove systemic barriers to success for boys and men of color, provide rapid response during crisis moments, and more.


Check out these reports that describe the EA’s impact on philanthropy and the movement for boys and men of color.

Key Initiatives

(RISE) for Boys and Men of Color

Early on, EA members recognized the need for better research and evaluation focused on improving life outcomes for boys and men of color, so they created RISE.

National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color

In 2016, the vision for a youth-led arm of the movement for boys and men of color was born, advancing policy and systems change through organizing and advocacy.

EA Rapid Response Fund

Our rapid response fund provides urgent resources to mission-critical, on-the-ground organizations serving boys and men of color during pivotal movement moments of crisis and opportunity.

Communities Transforming Policing Fund

As the nationwide call for police reform and accountability grows, EA members are collaborating to create a new infrastructure for supporting local campaigns.

Closing Youth Prisons and Ending Extreme Sentences for Children

On any given day, our nation incarcerates 50,000 youth—who are disproportionately of color—and in some cases imposes life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Ban The Box Philanthropy Challenge

The EA led this first-of-its-kind effort, galvanizing funders to change their internal hiring practices and joining the fair-chance-in-hiring movement aimed at eliminating re-entry roadblocks.