Black people across the United States face discrimination every day of their lives. Want to help change that? You can fight for racial equality by supporting and donating to the many charities and organizations dedicated to racial justice. In honor of Black History Month, here’s a list of 10 Black nonprofits in a variety of fields that could use your help.
GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit organization for African American women and girls. The group encourages women to get walking, the first step to inspiring healthy living.
Outdoor Afro is the nation’s leading network that celebrates, inspires, and empowers Black connections and leadership in nature. This network connects thousands of people for outdoor experiences, changing the face of conservation.
Brown Girls Climb
Brown Girls Climb is a small, Black-owned company with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of diversity in climbing. To do so, the group encourages leadership opportunities for self-identified female climbers of color.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
The United Negro College Fund is a philanthropic organization that helps fund scholarships for Black students at 37 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). They also advocate for education for minorities.
Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code is a non-profit organization that provides technology education for Black girls. Through workshops and after-school programs, Black Girls Code introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities, showing them how to succeed in the tech industry.
Black Minds Matter
Black Minds Matter is a grassroots initiative based in Los Angeles which prepares African American youth leaders in art, education, and political activism. This initiative strives to increase community excellence with its engagement in cultural events and concert series.
Ethel's Club is an online community designed for people of color to thrive and heal with workshops, wellness sessions, and live concerts from the comfort of their homes. They celebrate through conversation, wellness, and creativity.
Art Hoe Collective
Art Hoe Collective is a platform curated for inclusivity. The goal is to create a safe space to showcase and elevate queer, marginalized artists, treating their work with respect.
By Us For Us (BUFU)
By Us For Us is a project-based collective that encourages liberation and self-love. Those involved seek creative ways to highlight the experiences of people who have been affected by white supremacy.
Looking for other ways to make a difference in the world? Try getting involved in the climate change movement.
By: Larry Stansbury