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Giving Gap

Formerly known as Give Blck, the online database seeks to expand and increase funding to Black-founded nonprofit organizations across the United States.

Advancing Racial Equity in Giving

Giving Gap

Americans donate more than $450 billion each year to nonprofit organizations, with only a fraction directed toward those that are Black-founded. In 2020, Christina Lewis, Stephanie Ellis-Smith, and David Setiadi (pictured below) established Giving Gap to showcase the breadth of causes that Black-founded nonprofits 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 includes hundreds of organizations in diverse fields, including social justice, arts and culture, the environment, technology, and career development. As a constantly growing tool, Giving Gap also encourages the public to submit organizations for funding consideration. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 area of need, far beyond the scope of social justice.

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