Give Blck: New Database Connects Donors to Black Nonprofits
Give Blck, a new digital platform that raises visibility for Black-founded nonprofits across America, launches today. The tool helps donors easily identify these organizations in order to drive more dollars to underfunded causes and help solve racial disparities in philanthropic funding.
Give Blck was co-founded by two Black female entrepreneurs and leaders in the philanthropy space: Christina Lewis, founder and president of All Star Code, and Stephanie Ellis-Smith, owner of philanthropic advisory firm Phila Engaged Giving. Dr. David Setiadi, an entrepreneur and CTO of @Point of Care, is also a founder.
"We know that ongoing giving stems from people aligning their causes with their passions, so we envision Give Blck as a tool that both corporate and individual donors can use to prioritize the Black community long term, not just now, and make necessary shifts to their investment norms," said Lewis. "A race-conscious approach to giving —giving Black— will lead to change that advances communities and society as a whole."
Of the $450 billion donated last year in America, only a fraction went to Black-founded organizations. By channeling more capital into Black hands, it creates domino effects for donors, benefactors and their communities.
Source: PR Newswire