Where to Put Your Dollar This Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 29th. Its purpose is to encourage charitable giving following the consumer-centric sale periods of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation and has since gained tremendous momentum. Last year’s Giving Tuesday raised an estimated $3 billion for charitable organizations. Suggestion: if you don’t already, consider allocating funds that your employees can donate to causes of their choice, or offer donation matching.
At Mangrove Web, our agency works with various nonprofits and contributes year-round to a handful of organizations through our 1% program, so we have some great groups in our network that can benefit from your support this Giving Tuesday. Whether you’re donating independently, through a company program, or on behalf of your own team, here are a few organizations—in no particular order—doing impactful work to consider putting your dollars toward.
Hack the Hood
It’s no secret that the tech industry is classically lacking in diversity. This nonprofit is on a mission to change the narrative and pursue racial justice by offering tech education to youth and communities of color. In their 2021 annual report, Hack the Hood cites that 94% of program participants left with plans for careers, certifications, bootcamps, or higher education in technology. Donations help this organization keep programs free for all participants and ensure a high-quality education is delivered.
Tech is booming, but this boom doesn’t mean that everyone is benefiting. TechEquity Collaborative empowers tech workers and the companies they work for to address economic inequity and inequality within the industry through public policy, education about economic justice, and support in developing corporate practices that spread equity and opportunity throughout the broader community.
We participated in Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance’s (AORTA) Uprooting White Supremacy Training back in 2020, which has proven to be an invaluable resource for us as we continue to focus on DEIJ within Mangrove. A donation to this worker-owned collaborative of facilitators and strategists helps fund trainings, consulting, and community facilitation to break down systems of oppression.
This Black-led, POC-focused think tank is raising $50M to build and support an economic and social structure that’s based around the liberation of marginalized groups. Dismantle Collective also facilitates conversation and education around anti-racism for white allies looking to do the work. Donations go towards providing baseline financial assistance to the organization itself, the folks doing the heavy lifting, and the resulting systemic change.
Sogorea te’ Land Trust
Focused on ancestral Indigenous land in the Bay Area, Sogorea te’ Land Trust has a mission of returning land to its pre-colonization inhabitants. This women-led group focuses on rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration to transform the legacies left behind by patriarchy, genocide, and colonization. Contributions can be in the form of money or goods to aid staff who are in the field building community, cultivating food and Native plants, and garnering involvement in the trust.
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