We are proud to be taking part in The Young Black & Giving Back Institute’s Give 8/28 — an online day of giving to rally support for Black-led, Black-benefiting community organizations across the country.
Four pivotal events in Black history happened on August 28.
Emmet Till was murdered by three white men on this day 65 years ago, touching off a flashpoint in the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King gave his “I have a Dream” speech.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, dealing a disproportionately heavy blow to the city’s poor Black communities.
Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination, becoming the first Black man to run for the U.S. presidency.
We’re grateful to be one of the 400+ organizations involved in this Blackest Day of Giving.
This giving opportunity comes at a critical time. The disproportionate toll COVID-19 is taking on Black communities, the relentless violence that unarmed Black people endure at the hands of police, the waves of anti-racism protests unfolding all over the world — all of this underscores the critical need to invest in Black communities.
Yet research shows that Black-led nonprofits bring in 24% less revenue than white-led nonprofits, on average. Black-led nonprofits work with LESS funding, but are doing work in the communities MOST in need.
This is an opportunity to put our money where our mouths are when we say Black Lives Matter.
Your gift to will help us do more for more the youth and families we serve — most of them Black and Brown — during these tough times.
We also want to give a shout-out to several amazing Black-led nonprofits that aren’t represented in Give 8/28, because it takes staff, time and resources that not all organizations have.
Our Emerging Alliance of Communities of Color partners:
- Congolese Integration Network
- Horn of Africa Services
- InterCultural Children and Family Services
- Iraqi Community Center of Washington
- Voices of Tomorrow
- West African Community Council