10 Black Nonprofits to Support
It’s been a challenging year and after navigating so many rough patches, the holidays can be difficult for many. So in the spirit of are celebrating and enjoying the season, we want to spread the cheer around. Inspired by EBONY’s Power 100 List, we compiled a list of organizations who help support those in need, no matter what time of year it is.
Donda’s House – Co-Founded by Kanye West, Donda’s House, Inc. was designed to provide access to premium arts instruction to youth. Arts and music programs are routinely the first casualty in schools facing budget crises, specifically institutions in at-risk communities that directly benefit from access to safe environments and developmental opportunities. #EBONYPower100 Honoree Donnie Smith serves as Executive Director.
Army Of Moms – Mothers Against Senseless Killings – MASK (in conjunction with Men Against Senseless Killings – MASK) are women in collaboration with community stakeholders working together in the fight to end gun and gang violence in affected neighborhoods. MASK is made up of mothers, family members, friends and volunteers of every race, religion, color, creed, educational, economic and social background.
The Carmelo Anthony Foundation – The Carmelo Anthony Foundation gives back to the community through a variety of outreach programs and donations. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to positively impact the lives of those living in under-served communities through 3 key focus areas – education, recreation & community outreach. The org support programs & services that empower & inspire the less fortunate to transcend their circumstances.
M.U.R.A.L – Magnifying Urban Realities & Affecting Lives, is a uniquely interdisciplinary, grassroots-driven organization that works to inspire and unite Chicago communities and their youth by providing transformative resources and platforms that are in short supply or unavailable.
Dungy Family Foundation – Former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s organization believes in strengthening, sustaining and empowering communities by providing opportunities to those in need. This is done through educational, emotional and/or financial support – and is done in a means to glorify God.
The LeBron James Foundation – The charity’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. The org believes that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults.
#FREEAMERICA – A multi-year culture campaign initiated by John Legend to change the national conversation about our country’s misguided policies and transform America’s criminal justice system.
Code 2040 – Code2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latinos. Code2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States.
#1000BlackGirlBooks – GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a public health and social action organization. The organization, which houses the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign created by Marley Dias, works to support, develop and scale health and wellness programs for women and girls, particularly those who are impoverished.
Israel Idonije Foundation – The Israel Idonije Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to impacting underserved communities by providing programs focused on social and emotional life skills.
What’s your favorite non-profit organization to support during the holidays? Drop their name in the comments!