7 Minority Nonprofits for #GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This year, GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019. Don’t forget to donate to organizations that support black and brown communities. To help you out, we put together a list of 7 organizations that have minority leadership and have a mission to support people of color.
National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners across to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.
Founded – 1910
Executive Director – Marc Morial
Website – www.nul.org
Race Forward envisions a vibrant world in which people of all races create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, unleashing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating global prosperity.
Founded – 1981
Executive Director – Glenn Harris
Website – www.raceforward.org
Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code increases the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
Founded – 2011
Executive Director – Kimberly Bryant
Website – www.blackgirlscode.com
Color of Change
Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Founded – 2005
Executive Director – Rashad Robinson
Website – www.colorofchange.org
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global Black history, arts, and culture.
Founded – 1925
Executive Director – Kevin Young
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City. FIERCE is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of social justice movement leaders who are dedicated to ending all forms of oppression.
Founded – 2000
Executive Director – Mustafa Sullivan
The Dance Theatre of Harlem
The Dance Theatre of Harlem is a New York City ballet school that provides arts education and ballet training aiming to “present a ballet Company of African American and other racially diverse artists who perform the most demanding repertory at the highest level of quality.” In addition to performances and training, the Dance Theatre of Harlem also maintains community outreach programs to bring the arts to all.
Founded – 1969
Executive Director – Anna Glass