Black women are the most disproportionately treated demographics in the world. As such, numerous organizations have popped up globally with the goal of supporting and protecting Black women and girls. This Women’s History Month, donate to these charities in honor of the women in your life.
According to the CDC, Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Black Mamas Matter Alliance was created with the goal of bettering maternal healthcare for Black women through policy, research, and alternative care.
The Loveland Foundation was created by activist Rachel Cargle in 2018 to give Black women and girls access to therapy through financial support. The Loveland Foundation aims to provide the community with the essential healing it needs to thrive.
Girls Going Global gives Black and Brown girls the opportunity to become global citizens through cultural exchange. Girls Going Global provides mentorships and educational experiences to teach girls about travel and international affairs, and empowers them to broaden their horizons.
In 2019, a study done by the Williams Institute at UCLA found that 30% of Black LGBT people live in poverty. The Okra Project is a collective that brings free, home-cooked, healthy meals to Black trans people experiencing food insecurity.
Black Girls Code was founded in 2011, and has since offered educational programs in technology to thousands of girls with the goal of increasing the number of Black women in STEM.