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March 07, 2024
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(BPRW) Giving Gap Publishes First Report on the State of Black Nonprofits in the U.S

(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Giving Gap , the largest online platform of Black-founded nonprofits in the United States, has published a landmark research report: State of Black Nonprofits Report: Shining a Light on What Donors and Funders Need to Know .

The report reveals a host of insights and trends about the community — which boasts well over 1,000 organizations in the U.S., many of them listed on Giving Gap’s platform. It also notes unique characteristics of Black-founded nonprofits as high-performing organizations and outlines recommendations to increase investments and drive long-term community impact.

Said Giving Gap Chief Executive Officer Heather Infantry: "This report highlights the transformative power of Black organizations to create meaningful social progress and the need for targeted support and resources to ensure the sustainability, growth and breadth of their influence within the communities they serve."

This report utilizes existing Giving Gap survey data from Black nonprofit leaders as well as 990 data. Key findings from the report — which utilizes existing Giving Gap survey data from Black nonprofit leaders as well as 990 data — include:

  • Black nonprofit leaders have personal experiences related to their nonprofit's mission, fueling their commitment toward their organization's causes.
  • Despite their dedication, many leaders need to supplement their nonprofit income with additional jobs due to financial constraints.
  • The top need identified by these organizations is financial support for general operations, highlighting the need for increased investments.

Despite momentum and increased awareness driven by the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the nation's largest foundations still devoted only about 2% to the Black community. Yet, Black nonprofits continue to prove that investments in their organizations are necessary to address racial disparities, create more equitable and just support services and programs, and achieve strong community conditions.

"The impact of Black nonprofits on local communities is immeasurable," said Christina Lewis, Giving Gap co-founder and board chair. "This report spotlights the need to increase investment in Black nonprofits that are empowering communities and are at the forefront of racial equity and justice work."

The 2024 State of Black Nonprofits Report was made possible by the participation of our nonprofit members and the generous support of our funders Fidelity Charitable® Catalyst Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

"We're proud to support Giving Gap's leadership and continued efforts to shed light on the critical role Black nonprofits play in ensuring our communities flourish," said Tony Bowen, Executive Director of the Fidelity Charitable® Catalyst Fund. "We hope this new data will inspire donors and grantmakers to learn about the racial funding gap and provide opportunities for equitable investments."

Read and download the report.

About Giving Gap

Giving Gap is dedicated to ensuring sustained commitments to and elevating the visibility of local Black-led and Black-founded nonprofits serving Black communities. To date, over 1,300 organizations are part of its wide network across an array of sectors from Arts & Culture, Careers, Criminal Justice, Environment, Technology and more.

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Source: Giving Gap