Give 8/28: Because Black Giving is Magic

The St. Louis Community Foundation is proud to support Give 8/28, the nation’s only giving day for and by Black-led, Black-benefitting nonprofits. 

In 2022, under the leadership of the Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) the event raised more than $252,000 for 272 organizations. Areas of focus include economic development, community, religion, and arts.

To increase local nonprofit participation in the giving day, the Community Foundation will cover the registration fee for the first 20 organizations from the Greater St. Louis Metro who are approved to participate in the event. The Foundation will also sponsor a cash prize. 

YBGB states, “Give 8/28 gives grassroots Black-led and Black-benefitting nonprofit organizations a chance to amplify the work on the ground to empower Black people in all facets of life.” 

Give 8/28 takes place during Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), a global celebration of African descendant giving held in August each year. BPM 2023 will “highlight the efficacy and innovation of “Black Love in Action” in these hopeful but crisis times through creative philanthropy, business investment, and racial equity worldwide.” BPM was launched in 2011 by Jackie Bouvier Copeland, Ph.D. and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network. 

More than half of Give 8/28’s participating nonprofits operate with annual budgets of less than $100,000 and report raising up to a quarter of their annual donations on the giving day.  

Early giving for 8/28 begins at 8 a.m. on August 21. More than 175 organizations will participate in Give 8/28 this year. Click here to find the causes that speak to you.