This year, we are spotlighting amazing, Black-led nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to dismantle the impact of systemic racism on our communities in their own unique ways. We invite you to connect with these organizations to begin building relationships and consider donating to support their missions on Giving Tuesday.
BLAC is a movement that builds Black power by providing education and resources that uplift our communities. Bringing some of the brightest and most diverse minds in the country together, we research the state of the Black community to develop tactical strategy to empower America’s Black ethos. Through strategic methodology, we work to dismantle systematic racism by creating systemic change, opportunity, and equity for African-Americans.
Class Act Detroit's mission is to empower youth via music and arts education, promoting racial healing and building community for future generations via the elements of hip-hop. As educators in Detroit, the leaders interact with students who display their creative aptitude. The program utilizes hip-hop culture (MCing, DJing, Dance, Graffiti, and Knowledge) as a tool for knowledge acquisition and liberation. Students master processes and acquire new skills through strategically designed projects and performances, and project-based, game-based, and hands-on experiences.
Redeem Detroit aims to revitalize neighborhoods in the city of Detroit by rehabbing vacant properties and using them to help the citizens in the neighborhood where they are located. Everyone deserves a second chance and that’s why Redeem Detroit trains at-risk youth (teen parents), homeless veterans, and returning citizens in vocational and job readiness skills to help them become entrepreneurs or provide job placement as well as connect them to the resources they need. In return, they help the program clean up the neighborhood and eliminate blight.
The Detroit Residents First Fund (DRFF) is a collaborative effort of private foundations, nonprofits and community leaders whose mission is to support those working to improve Detroit’s neighborhoods for those with the least access to power and social capital. Their objective is to support networks and organizations led by native Detroiters and/or people of color in their efforts to identify their neighborhood priorities and advocate for policies that support the social, economic and environmental sustainability of their communities.
1 in 10 children do not make it to their 5th birthday in Mali, Africa. Child for All (ACFA) provides Mali's vulnerable children a safe and loving environment, which fosters their health, learning, happiness, and success. ACFA provides four critical needs for the children under their care: safe shelter, nutrition, education (including extracurriculars such as sports and career readiness), and healthcare.