Americans give $450 billion1 to charity each year, but only a tiny fraction of that goes to Black organizations.

We’ve built Give Blck to showcase the diversity of causes that Black-founded nonprofits organize around, and to make it easy for you and your organization to connect with them. What started as a simple spreadsheet has evolved into an entire movement, and we’re proud to now help give voice to 200 nonprofits and counting.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to give if they can—especially to those that are underrepresented in the nation’s charities. It’s not only more socially conscious, but also more impactful.

We hope this tool allows you to find a Black organization that aligns with your passions, and that it empowers you to support the communities that need it most.

About Co-Founder Christina Lewis

Christina Lewis is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor. She is the Founder of All Star Code, a computer science education nonprofit that empowers Black and Latino young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets to succeed in technology. She is also Treasurer of the Board of The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, a private grantmaking family entity. Christina speaks and writes frequently on diversity in tech and next generation wealth. Prior to All Star Code she was a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. She is proud to be a 2014 Obama Whitehouse Champion of Change for STEM Access, a member of the Hunter Computer Science Advisory Board, an Elected Director of the Harvard Alumni Association and a member of the Harvard SEAS Dean’s Advisory Cabinet. She lives in New York with her husband and three children, including her darling pandemic baby.

About Co-Founder Stephanie Ellis-Smith

Stephanie Ellis-Smith is a philanthropist who has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum), an organization that presents and produces lectures, readings, and performing arts events rooted in African-American culture. Prior to the CD Forum, she worked with the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project, and has held every seat at the social sector’s table: non-profit CEO, social enterprise COO, foundation trustee, and civic activist. Stephanie is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) and a Certified Advisor in multi-generational family philanthropy. Stephanie serves on the board of International Advisors in Philanthropy and lives in Seattle.

About Co-Founder David Setiadi

Dr. David Setiadi is an experienced CTO and CIO with extensive history of working in the healthcare, science, education, non-profit, technology, media and telecommunications industries including cofounding multiple companies like @Point of Care, an A.I. powered Clinical Decision Support platform servicing over half a million Health Care Practioners, dgNetrix Communications providing realtime digital collaboration services and Unika SMP which specializes in sustainable materials development and production. Coupling business acumen and entrepreneurship skills with strong technical abilities to create, design, develop and engineer digital (desktop, web, mobile and embedded products) as well as chemical and molecular products, his career also includes strategic oversight in marketing, operations and sales.

Special thanks to our partners

  • Charity Navigator
  • Microsoft
  • Benevity
  • Ford Foundation

Sources

  1. Giving USA 2020: Charitable giving showed solid growth, climbing to $449.64 billion in 2019, one of the highest years for giving on record