Donate to these 6 Black-run nonprofits
Have you been a good ancestor today? For those who aren’t BIPOC, it’s all too easy to be apathetic in your approach to anti-racism. While supporting BIPOC people is and should be an around-the-calendar activity, we look to February, Black History Month, as a time to check in with ourselves and ask if we could be doing more.
A great place to start is by reading Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy, a 28-day guide aimed at white readers. In the meantime, here are 6 Black-run nonprofits that could use your money right now.
Much like past civil rights leaders, GirlTrek rallies one million Black women to engage in a national health movement—through walking.
2. Color of Change
This organization is focused on racial justice—as it designs campaigns to help end practices that unfairly hold Black people back and solutions that move them forward.
3. Creative Reaction Lab
The mission for Creative Reaction Lab is to the point: Educate, train, and challenge Black and Latinx youth to become leaders in designing healthy and racially equitable communities.
4. Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code helps build pathways for young women of color, by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.
System change often starts with how money flows— that’s why HBCUvc aims to distribute capital to improve the lives of Black, Indigenous, and LatinX people.
6. Black Male Voter Project
The organization is solely focused on bettering the lives of Black men— by increasing awareness of voting benefits, diminishing distrust in the voting process, and building confidence in elections as solutions to the problems that affect Black men.
Honor Black History Month this month and every month
Intrigued? Excited? Great! Now put your money where your mouth is and help make the world more equitable for all.
Blair Smith is a lifestyle and beauty writer who currently resides (and will likely stay forever) in Brooklyn, New York.