Donate to these 6 Black-run nonprofits
While we all know that supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) 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. No matter how you decide to get more involved with social justice causes, here’s a list of Black-run nonprofits that could use your time and 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 go help raise awareness for these organizations and donate whatever you can so that we can all 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.