Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) will culminate Black Philanthropy Month with “Giving Black Day,” an initiative to promote financial support for black-led and black-benefiting grassroots organizations. From 8 am to  11 pm, YBGB and its partners will encourage our target audience - black Millennial and Gen X donors - to make financial contributions to organizations that specifically serve black communities as a way to celebrate our tradition of self-help and philanthropy in our own communities.

Why Giving Black Day?

Giving Black Day marks the conclusion of Black Philanthropy Month, a celebration of African-descent giving held annually in August and founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet). YBGB shares in the mission of promoting philanthropy within the black community, and Giving Black Day builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with one concentrated day for giving that leverages online fundraising tools in order to tap into the enthusiasm of black Millennial and Gen X donors.  

Why August 28?

  • August 28, 1955: 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered by three white men, which, became a “flashpoint in the civil rights movement.”

  • August 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

  • August 28, 2005: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. The storm, which devastated New Orleans, inordinately impacted many of the city’s black residents.

  • August 28, 2008: Then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first black man to ever win the nomination and bid for the presidency.

  • And on August 28, 2018: The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute hosts an entire day dedicated to black giving!

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Let Us Know You’re Giving Black

Thank you for your interest in being part of this  year's giving black Day. Formal Registration has closed but we encourage you to take part by using our toolkit found above. If  you have any questions, please email givingblackday@gmail.com


About Young Black Giving Back Institute

The mission of the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) is to equip, inspire, and empower young black professionals, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to effectively invest in changing their communities through civic leadership and philanthropy. Learn more about our work at: http://www.youngblackgivingback.org



What do I need to do to fundraise on this day?

Download our toolkit for all the details.

Does my organization have to be a 501c3 to fundraise for Giving Black Day 2018?

Giving Black Day 2018 is not authorized to vet the status of participating organizations. However, we encourage participating organizations to be responsible stewards of their donors according to their respective tax status.

I’m a donor. Where can I find organizations fundraising on this day?

Reach out to your favorite black organizations and ask them! If they say no, direct them here for all the information they need to be successful!

Do I need to register?

No. However, we do ask that you complete our form above so that we can stay in touch.

What do the symbols in the Black Giving Day logo mean?

Each west african adinkra symbol represented in the black giving day relates to the strength found within the black community, giving and the love of god. click on the links below to learn more.  

Bese Saka

Wawa Aba

Onyankopon Adom Nti Biribiara Beye Yie

Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo