Giving Tuesday is on November 28. It’s an annual global movement with the goal of encouraging charitable giving after the consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It continues to gain momentum. Last year alone, Giving Tuesday donations amounted to $3.1 billion from 37 million participants.
At Mangrove, we get excited about charitable organizations and ways to support them. We have the opportunity to regularly work with nonprofits, and we’ve become familiar with a number of environmental and social justice organizations through our 1% program. Our connections with nonprofits means we know of some great groups to consider as you prepare for Giving Tuesday.
However you choose to give, here are just a few of the change-making organizations—in no particular order—that would benefit greatly from your support.
Mangrove Action Project
The world needs mangrove forests. With their carbon-sequestering properties and ability to provide unique habitats, protect coastlines from disaster, and nurture valuable resources, mangrove forests are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. The Mangrove Action Project has made it their mission to protect the world’s mangrove forests. Working with a variety of local and international organizations, the team at MAP is helping to preserve, restore, and educate on this precious ecosystem.
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 2022 annual report, Hack the Hood cites that 98.1% of program learners felt they were developing their careers and achieving their goals during the program. Donations help this organization keep programs free for all participants and ensure a high-quality education is delivered.
Black Girls Code
Not only is the tech industry lacking in diversity, it’s also predominantly male. Moreover, black women are grossly underrepresented, making up only 3% of the computing workforce as of 2022 (source). Black Girls Code has an ambition to place 1 million girls in tech by 2040. Their work engages girls of color with computer programming education both in-person and virtually. Going beyond coding skills, their programs also equip participants with the knowledge and confidence that will help them build their careers and achieve their dreams.
Tech Equity Collaborative
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.
Tech by Choice
Another group dedicated to diversity in the tech industry is Tech By Choice (TBC). Using a holistic approach that explores vocational pathways, offers mentorship, and teaches both self-care and technical skills, TBC is helping marginalized and underrepresented groups enter the tech industry and thrive in it for the long term. All donations made to TBC go to their members and mentors. According to their website, for every $25 donation, a member can attend a Tech By Choice event with all fees covered.
Girls Who Code
Since its founding in 2012, Girls Who Code has served 580,000 students in the US and internationally through clubs, summer programs and college and career opportunities. They are changing the game in technology and gender equity. According to their most recent annual report, Girls Who Code alumni are earning computer science and related degrees at 7x the national average. Girls Who Code also reports that they are on track to close the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs by 2030.
Grapevine Giving Circle: Women in Tech for Gender Equality
Grapevine’s giving circles gather like-minded people to donate to a common cause. They bring people together to learn, network and increase the good that can be done. Women in Tech for Gender Equality is a network of women in the technology sector who give to women-led nonprofits that support women’s education, health, and rights. Our CEO, Maiya Holliday, is one of the founding members.
If you’d like to learn more about nonprofit organizations we’ve worked with at Mangrove, check out our nonprofit portfolios.
A Certified B Corp, Mangrove is a woman-owned website design and development company with a diverse, talented team distributed around the globe. We’ve been building websites since 2009 that amplify the work of change-making organizations and increase the competitive power of businesses owned by historically marginalized people.
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