09 May Supporting June Causes
June presents various opportunities for taking action, and we want to emphasize two essential causes. Juneteenth, which occurs on June 19th, commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States and recognizes the accomplishments of African Americans. Pride Month, which takes place during the month of June, strives to create visibility and equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. While the Givinga Foundation encourages year-round giving, June provides an excellent chance to explore how corporate giving can align with your brand values. We’ve curated a list of charities for each cause, but encourage you to do further research into additional organizations working to raise awareness for Juneteenth and Pride Month.
Juneteenth takes place on June 19th to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday is meant to amplify the voices of the Black community and work towards reducing inequality. Today, Juneteenth is recognized as a day of reflection, education, and community building. Many organizations and individuals use the day to promote racial justice, equality, and social change, and to honor the contributions and resilience of African Americans throughout history.
To ensure all student parents have the opportunities to succeed and experience economic mobility, Generation Hope engages education and policy partners to drive systemic change and provides direct support to teen parents in college as well as their children through holistic, two-generation programming.
NOBLE’s mission is to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.
100 Black Men of America is a charity with the mission of improving the quality of life within their communities and enhancing educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund was created in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall with the mission of providing legal assistance to African Americans who may not be able to afford it themselves.
Black Girls Code builds pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.
EIN – 454930539
Pride Month takes place every June to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community, and to raise awareness about issues affecting their rights and well-being. The month-long celebration has its roots in the Stonewall riots of 1969, which marked a turning point in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Today, many organizations and charities work to promote equality, acceptance, and support for LGBTQ+ individuals through legal advocacy, community programs, and other initiatives.
Lambda Legal is a nonprofit organization that is committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community through changing laws, policies, and ideas.
The Point Foundation works to empower promising LGBTQ+ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential through scholarship funding, mentorship programs, and community service training.
OutRight Action International is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to working with partners around the globe to strengthen the capacity of the LGBTQ+ human rights movement.
GLSEN is leading the way in national education focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students where children learn to respect and accept all people.
The Black AIDS Institute engages and mobilizes Black institutions and individuals in an effort to end the HIV epidemic in Black communities, ultimately aiming to eradicate systemic oppression that marginalizes Black health.
The Trans Empowerment Project is moving the Trans community out of crisis and into empowerment. They focus on the abolition of white supremacy through educating allies and empowering the community to ensure that Disabled Queer and Trans* People of Color can thrive and live their best lives.