• Create and develop new initiatives and advance existing educational, health and wellness programs
  • Create various educational and training programs for our Black Cowboys/Cowgirls in our communities
  • Advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through our Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and through our¬†501(c) (3) organization
  • Increase awareness and exposure to Agriculture and create career paths for young African Americans in cities where the Bill Pickett¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Invitational Rodeo perform
  • Secure funding to continue the¬†BPIR¬†traveling museum and acquire a permanent location to preserve the history of the only national¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† touring African America rodeo in the world


Our objective is to work with communities to understand and address underlying problems utilizing our resources. 

  • Strengthen our Board Leadership, corporate partnerships and community relationships
  • Enhance our capacity to provide a variety of funding support, to include the following:¬†
  1. Arts & Recreation
  2. Communications & Technology
  3. Staff & Infrastructure Development
  4. Training & Development Programs
  5. Agriculture, Animal Science & STEM Programs
  6. Non-profit Support
  7. Empowering Youth and Families
  • Greater alignment to support the legacy of the American West
  • Maintain our relevance, impact and strategic alliances

Why Support the BPIR Foundation? 

  • To continue the legacy and heritage of the African American West and educate about Black Cowboys/Cowgirls
  • Preserve the rich history of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo¬†
  • Support and partner with other diverse and inclusive organizations
  • Empower youth to cultivate social and emotional learning, as well as provide principles to mitigate violence
  • Introduce and expose youth and young adults to Agricultural & Conservation opportunities and resources
  • Expand our current programs and develop new initiatives