Strategy #10: Give Back Generously


African American and general organizations that facilitate giving back or provide innovative or different ways of giving back.
Name of Organization: Associated Black Charities
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: Founded to assist in the support, financially and otherwise, of organizations which promote the social welfare and health of the African American community of New York City and to advocate for the equitable distribution of the philanthropic dollars generated annually in New York City. Associated Black Charities’ mission is to promote the delivery of quality health and human services to African Americans through a system of voluntary community-based organizations.
Website: http://www.associatedblackcharities.org/home.shtml
Name of Organization: 21st Century Foundation
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: Is to lead, innovate and influence giving for Black community change. As one of the few, endowed, Black foundations in the U.S., Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) works to advance the welfare of the Black community through strategic and collective grant making; special initiatives and research; donor education and donor services.
Website: http://www.21cf.org/
Name of Organization: National Black United Federation of Charities
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: raises funds for and provides education and technical assistance to organizations that provide a wide variety of services giving primary focus on Black communities in the areas of children, health, education, equal opportunity, economic development, the environment, and social justice.
Website: http://www.nbufcharities.org/
Name of Organization: Charitable Choices
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: Providing aid for single, black working mothers in the U.S.; food, immunization, Christian education, water purification and self-help programs for children and their families in Africa; and Christian orphanage support.
Website: http://www.charitablechoices.org/default.asp
Name of Organization: National Black United Fund
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: Makes a difference in the lives of people by investing in organizations that impact children, families and communities. National Black United Fund values self-help, economic opportunity, positive community change and social justice. .
Website: http://www.nbuf.org/
Name of Organization: The Giving Circle Inc.
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: An ever expanding group, driven by the common bond of community and desire to ease the suffering of our common community, our common family.
Website: http://www.thegivingcircle.org/index.htm
Name of Organization: Chicks For Charity
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Scholastic
Specificity: General
Description: women and girls of all ages who want to transform our community through occasional fun lunches, happy hours and special events. The focus is on helping young women gain confidence in their capabilities as donors and volunteers. The want to inspire women to fulfill their philanthropic potential through donations of time, talent and money is their drive.
Website: http://www.chicksforcharity.net/who.html
Name of Organization: Black Women in Sisterhood for Action
Name of Program: No Particular Title
Stage: Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Scholastic
Specificity: General
Description: BISA provides supportive services (hands-on-approach) for at least 40 students annually over the entire two or four years of undergraduate study.
Website: http://www.bisa-hq.org/index.html

Name of Organization: United Negro College Funds
Name of Program: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Stage: Youth (High School)/College/Young Adults
Scope: National
Subject: Community/Scholastic
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: an American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities
Website: http://www.uncf.org/