Giving Gap

Giving Gap

Giving Gap, formerly known as Give Blck, is an online database of Black-founded nonprofit organizations across the United States.

Connecting Donors to Black-Founded Organizations

Giving Gap

Giving Gap seeks to expand American funding to Black-founded nonprofit organizations. Today, Americans donate more than $450 billion each year to charitable organizations, with only a fraction directed toward Black-founded organizations. In 2020, Christina Lewis, Stephanie Ellis-Smith, and David Setiadi (pictured below) established Giving Gap to showcase the breadth of causes Black-founded nonprofit organizations address, and to direct funders toward these organizations.

What began as a simple spreadsheet has since grown into a national movement. Giving Gap's online database – giveblck.org – includes hundreds of organizations in diverse fields, including social justice, arts and culture, the environment, technology, career development, and more. As a constantly growing tool, Giving Gap also encourages the public to submit organizations for funding consideration. Giving Gap is committed to illuminating lesser-known organizations and empowering donors to contribute where funds are most needed. Further, Giving Gap's approach emphasizes that Black-founded organizations provide critical services in every issue category, beyond the scope of social justice.

GRoW Support

2021

Giving Tuesday Efforts

2020

General Operating Support & Giving Tuesday Efforts