We relentlessly focus our philanthropic investments on the Philadelphia-area African-American community.
ZII HAS A LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING THE GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY THROUGH PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDING ITS ANNUAL HERVIE BLYTHER MEMORIAL HBCU TOUR, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.
ZII IS COMMITTED TO REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES WITHIN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY.
ZII TIRELESSLY WORKS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY WITH LITTLE ACCESS TO RESOURCES ARE AFFORDED ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES. EXAMPLES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, EASTER BASKET GIVEAWAYS, THANKSGIVING DINNERS FOR INNER CITY FAMILIES, SCHOOL SUPPLY & BOOK BAG DONATIONS, AND HANDING OUT BLANKETS & WARM CLOTHING TO THE HOMELESS.
IN ADDITION TO ZII PROGRAMS, WE LOOK TO SUPPORT OTHER NOTEWORTHY CAUSES THAT SERVE THE PHILADELPHIA-AREA AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY. AN EXAMPLE IS OUR LONG-STANDING SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HARAMBEE INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHARTER SCHOOL.
Harambee Institute was developed to encourage children from kindergarten through eighth grade to fully participate in the exploration of science and technology. Harambees’ vision is to use knowledge of science and technology as a means of promoting self-reliance in the African American community specifically and the world community in general.
The ZII Foundation ("the Foundation") relentlessly invests in the Philadelphia-area African-American community. We do so directly to noteworthy community causes and in partnership with the Zeta Iota Iota (ZII) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. through its 3 branded community-facing program platforms: ZII Youth Education & Development, ZII Health and ZII Social Action.
We believe that transparency about how Foundation funds are raised and spent is key for long-term partnerships with our sponsors and donors based on trust.
ZII FUNDRAISING EVENTS (#ZIIEvents)
ZII raises funds for the Foundation via sales from fundraising events conducted exclusively by the chapter or in collaboration with other chapters (branded as ZII Events). These fundraising events are predominantly mature, responsible social events of various sizes ("parties with a purpose") in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to create awareness of and financial support for the community causes invested in by the Foundation. True to their "party with a purpose" motto, all fundraising event proceeds go to the Foundation. The net result is a proven annual funding source for the ZII Foundation to subsequently invest in ZII Youth Education & Development, ZII Health and ZII Social Action programs as well as other noteworthy non-ZII community causes.
SPONSORS & DONORS
The Foundation also seeks funding from donations and support from sponsors, corporate/organizational donors, individual donors, and other foundations.