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Some of you are looking for ways to help support Black-Owned Businesses, others are looking for nonprofits to give back to in the community. We have you covered with both including a thorough list of nonprofits making a difference in the black communities across Middle Tennessee.
Discover Black-Owned Businesses to support in Nashville and Middle Tennessee including Bolton’s, Cupcake Collection, Coneheads, Fisk University, Prince’s Hot Chicken, Slim & Husky’s, TSU, Urban Cowboy and more.
Below is a List of Nonprofits that Support Equality, Equity and Social Justice in the community:
|Nonprofits to Support||Mission|
|100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee||Our mission is to nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young black males of Middle Tennessee.|
|100 Black Women of Tennessee||The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) advocates on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote its national and international agendas on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic development.|
|American Civil Liberties Union of TN (ACLU-TN)||The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) is dedicated to translating the guarantees of the Bill of Rights into reality for all Tennesseans. We are an enduring guardian of justice, freedom, fairness and equality, working to protect and advance civil liberties and civil rights for all Tennesseans. Our goal is to preserve the Bill of Rights for future generations.|
|Backfield In Motion||Backfield in Motion is a non-profit organization that will focus on education through mastery of literacy and numeracy skills that leads to a high school diploma, a foundation for higher education, and the on-job skills needed to enter the world of work, while using athletics as an incentive for academic improvement.|
|Black Lives Matter Nashville||Search Results
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Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
|Black Visions Collective||Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity and equity for all.|
|Choral Arts Link, Inc.||Choral Arts Link (CAL), as an organization, works to preserve a tradition and discipline of choral development by providing children the opportunity to develop leadership skills, to enhance their education, and to grow artistically and professionally.|
|Color of Change||Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
|Free Hearts||Free Hearts is an organization led by formerly incarcerated women that provides support, education, and advocacy to families impacted by incarceration, with the ultimate goals of reuniting families and keeping families together.|
|Gideons Army||Our mission is to act collectively, boldly and strategically as a unified force for all children. We eliminate the root causes of the prison pipeline, save our children from death and incarceration and guide them on a secure path to success.|
|Healthy and Free Tennessee||To promote sexual and reproductive health and freedom in Tennessee by advancing policies and practices which recognize these elements as essential to the overall well-being of all individuals and communities.|
|McGruder Family Resource Center|
|Minnesota Freedom Fund||The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.|
|NAACP – Nashville||The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.|
|Nashville Community Bail Fund||The Nashville Community Bail Fund frees low-income persons from jail, connects with their loved ones, and works to end wealth-based detention through community partnerships.
We see a just society where money does not determine any person's access to freedom.
|Nashville Economic Justice Alliance||In order to achieve Dr. King's dream of "full equality," NEJA will harness the power of the Nashville community to advocate for the economic rights of those who call our city home.|
|Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)||Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) is a faith led coalition that is multi-racial and interdenominational comprised of congregations, community organizations, and labor unions that work to give voice to traditionally marginalized people. NOAH engages ordinary people in the political and economic decisions affecting their lives, acting as a unified voice for the faith and justice community to act on its values in the public arena.|
|Nashville People’s Budget Coalition||The Nashville People’s Budget Coalition is building a Nashville where public safety includes communities with fully funded education, access to housing and health care, and freedom from policing and jails.|
|National Museum of African American Music||NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections will share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.|
|No Exceptions Prison Collective||No Exceptions Prison Collective is a grassroots initiative in Nashville, TN, dedicated to transforming the social segregation of prison by advocating that no exceptions be made to the abolition of slavery. We were founded and are led by individuals directly impacted by carceral slavery – both insiders (prisoners) and free world folx.|
|Reclaim the Block||Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise.|
|Salama Urban Ministries||Salama is committed to improving each child's life trajectory through Christ-centered academic enrichment, performing arts and character development.|
|Southern on New Ground Nashville||SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.|
|Southern Word||Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities. We are committed to providing youth, especially in under-served communities, with as many opportunities as possible to develop and publicly present their voices both live and in print, video, audio and digital media.|
|STAND UP Nashville||Stand Up Nashville is a coalition of community organizations and labor unions that represent the working people of Nashville who have seen our city transformed by development, but have not shared in the benefits of that growth. We believe that development and growth are an opportunity to invest and strengthen our local communities.|
|Tennessee Organizing for Power Statewide||Tennessee Organizing for Power Statewide is a coalition of over 40 justice-oriented and grassroots groups located across the State.|
|The Equity Alliance||The Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. We are a Nashville-based grassroots non-profit advocacy group that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives.|
|The FIND Design||The F.I.N.D. Design's foundation is to provide gender-based programming that empowers, elevates, and educates girls, specifically of girls of color, to be emotionally strong and resistant by providing a safe space for cultural experiences, overcoming barriers, and building relationships.|
|Urban League of Middle Tennessee||The Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of thousands in underserved communities across Middle Tennessee.|
|Women of Color Collaborative||Conceptualized in 2015, Women of Color Collaborative is an intentional safe and restorative space for women of color to mitigate the impact of generational and societal trauma. The Collaborative is an incubator, providing culturally relevant and trauma-informed support for professionals across industries. And we're a community, a reprieve from daily microaggressions and systemic discrimination.|
|Youth Activism Project|
|YWCA||YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.|