BMe Genius Fellowship
Our BMe Genius Fellowship identifies oft-unsung black men from all walks of life who have both dedicated their lives to the public good and have earned the trust of their communities consequently. We are the nation’s largest fellowship for black men who are social entrepreneurs with 225 Genius Fellows in seven cities; Akron, OH; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Louisville, KY; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Pittsburgh, PA. The Genius Fellows help over 4-million people per year and have earned dozens of prestigious awards after becoming Fellows, including being invited to the White House in 2016 to receive President’s Voluntary Service Awards.
Each Fellow is given a $10,000 grant to develop or expand a social impact project or service.
Fellows range in experience from street organizers to corporate executives to mayors, journalists, doctors, veterans and artists. They range in age from 19 to 84. They are diverse by region, language, faith and ethnicity. They share a deep-seated, lifelong commitment to building stronger communities.