Black Male Achievement is not just a “black issue,” it’s an American issue. Lani Guinier, former Open Society U.S. Programs board member, described black males as America’s “canaries in the coalmine”—a barometer of how the country as a whole is faring. Thus, philanthropic investments that create opportunities and structural supports for black males ultimately help elevate the economic and social well-being of all members of society. Through data on the status of black men and boys, BMAfunders aims to raise awareness about this issue and engage new partners in the emerging field of black male achievement.