Black women in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by everything from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths to the gender pay gap to HIV. And that needs to change. Thankfully, there are a number of nonprofits that specifically address Black women’s needs and concerns. So why not consider making a donation? Here are nine options to help you get started.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance advocates for research and policy changes in order to advance Black maternal healthcare. Their mission statement reads, “We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect and resources to thrive before, during and after pregnancy.”
Founded in 2018 by activist and educator Rachel Cargle, The Loveland Foundation provides financial support to Black women and girls seeking therapy and mental health support. Their goal is to provide 1,000 women with enough support for 4-8 therapy sessions in 2020.
Annual sales for Black female business owners are five times smaller than other female-owned businesses. To remedy this disparity, Buy From a Black Woman aims to empower, educate and inspire Black female business owners, as well as provide them with tools and resources to succeed.
This San Franciso-based organization works to empower girls ages 7 through 17 by exposing them to computer science and technology. They hope to increase the number of women of color in the digital space and train 1 million girls by 2040.
GirlTrek’s mission is to “pioneer a health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership and health advocacy.” The goal of these walking groups is to promote self-care and help Black women reclaim the streets of their neighborhoods.
This Wisconsin-based nonprofit is committed to eliminating the health disparities that impact Black women and girls. Its multi-faceted approach focuses on physical health, building community and providing COVID-19 relief for Black women and their families in the Madison, WI area.
The National Black Women’s Justice Institute is dedicated to eliminating racial and gender barriers for Black women, girls and their families. The organization addresses issues like criminalization, economic marginalization, domestic violence and more.
For 35 years, Black Women’s Health Imperative has been the only national organization solely dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Black women and girls. They run a number of evidence-based programs and campaigns to support physical, maternal and reproductive health for Black women. They are also leading the effort to establish the first National Health Policy Agenda for Black women.
Since 1977, this D.C.-based nonprofit has been educating the public about economic, social and civil liberties issues that affect Black women. They also recommend data-based policy changes in the interest of Black women’s rights.