Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropic Giving on Giving Tuesday…. and All Year

11.17.21

Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropic Giving on Giving Tuesday…. and All Year

GRoW is honored to support Give Blck, an organization that launched an online database to showcase Black-founded non-profit organizations often underrepresented in our nation's charities.

Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, known as "Giving Tuesday," has been recognized as a global generosity movement that encourages people and organizations to donate to charity and non-profit organizations after shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday promotes generosity and unites various groups and individuals around the concept of philanthropic giving and its power to transform communities.

As Giving Tuesday 2021 approaches, the Give Blck organization remains focused on highlighting Black-founded and Black-led non-profits seeking donations while encouraging large foundations, philanthropists, investment firms, and individuals to identify and support those organizations.  To support this commitment, Give Blck is sharing the #ClosingTheGivingGap checklist. The checklist is designed as a set of questions to challenge donors to think critically about addressing the racial giving gap in the non-profit sector and intentionally aligns support and donations with Black-founded non-profits. Since its launch, Give Blck has expanded its database to reach over 600 Black-founded non-profit organizations. Giving Tuesday provides an ideal opportunity to contribute to these organizations that prioritize needs in local communities. 

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