HELP BLACK AMERICA THRIVE
Black communities thrive when we invest in them. We're leading the charge to transform our communities from awarding $150,000+ in Black business grants to defending majority-Black Mason, TN and Jackson, MS from racist policies.
We will continue to advocate for environmental and climate justice, push for united resolutions and continue to strive to close the racial wealth gap once and for all. It is only with your dedicated support that we can continue to invest in us in 2023 and beyond.
Now is the time to further your commitment to the NAACP. Through our advocacy and philanthropy, our activists are building a future where the Black community will thrive.- Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
This past year, your dollars helped provide clean water to our communities in Jackson, MS, created financial security for students through scholarship giving, and invested in the economic growth of Black businesses within our communities.
To respond to skyrocketing housing instability, we launched a pilot housing program in South Carolina, which currently faces the highest levels of potential evictions in the nation. Based out of Columbia, S.C., the program pairs volunteer housing navigators - trained NAACP members, faith leaders, social workers, and law students - with tenants facing eviction. Navigators work with tenants to access critical legal and nonlegal services, like rental assistance, and help tenants understand their legal rights and prevent eviction.
The program also links tenants who are behind on rent with a new pro bono eviction diversion clinic, staffed by local lawyers to represent those tenants in critical negotiations with their landlords. So far, more than 60 navigators and 40 pro bono lawyers have volunteered their time and expertise.
With your generosity, we're ready to develop similar programs elsewhere in the country.
- 2.2M advocates are mobilized for policy change
- 57K+ small businesses assisted through our Black-owned Business Center
- $3M+ awarded in educational scholarships and community impact grants