An organization with programs that help empower men to reach their full potential, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, received an $8,000 grant from Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.
The Partnership Grant Program funds will help pay for 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge’s community-based programs relating to mentoring, education, economic empowerment and health and wellness.
“We are thankful to Home Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank Dallas for investing in our programs and in the community that we serve,” 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Executive Director Brace B. “Trey” Godfrey III said. “This investment will reap benefits as we move toward our goal of impacting young lives to effect positive change in the community through programs like our Project Excel Mentoring Program.”
Home Bank Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act Officer Brandon Kelly said the PGP helps support the organization’s critical mission.
“We are proud to support 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge in the critical work of mentoring young men in our community and preparing them to reach their potential as adults,” Kelly said. “100 Black Men is leading the way in this important work.”
FHLB Dallas member institutions contribute $500 to $4,000 to a community-based organization through the PGP program, and FHLB Dallas matches donations in a three-to-one ratio.
Grants are awarded annually through FHLB Dallas’ member institutions via a lottery system. In 2019, FHLB Dallas awarded $300,000 in PGP funds that were combined with $142,500 contributed by 25 FHLB Dallas member Institutions.
“We commend 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge for the work it is doing to help build the leaders of tomorrow,” FHLB Dallas Vice President and Director of Community Investment Greg Hettrick said.
For more information about the 2019 PGP grants and other FHLB Dallas community investment products and programs, visit fhlb.com/pgp.