Rather than developing our own programs, OutLove Racism supports effective 501(c)(3) organizations in their ongoing efforts. To find effective organizations, OutLove Racism hired a pastor of color with years of experience studying justice and racism to research and select organizations for each participant role (Healer, Guardian, and Sage). Each organization’s focus is used to recommend the most relevant for each incident.
United Negro College Fund (also a Sage organization): “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For more than seven decades, this principle has remained at the heart of UNCF, enabling them to raise more than $4.8 billion and help more than 450,000 students and counting not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders. They do this in three ways: by awarding more than 10,000 students scholarships, worth more than $100 million, each year; by providing financial support to 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); and by serving as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.
National CARES Mentoring Movement: National CARES Mentoring Movement is dedicated to recruiting and connecting mentors with local youth-serving and mentoring organizations to help guide struggling Black children to academic and social success, and to closing the huge gap between the relatively few Black mentors and millions of our vulnerable children.
National Urban League: The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 88 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. The National Urban League works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America.
National Fair Housing Alliance: NFHA has two goals per the Fair Housing Act: to end housing discrimination and to promote diverse, inclusive communities. The second goal is referred to as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, and it embodies our strongly-held American values of fair access and equal opportunity. NFHA works with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that everyone has access to quality credit opportunities – free from discrimination – enabling people to develop good credit scores, build wealth for their families and secure their financial futures.
W. Haywood Burns Institute: The Burns Institute reduces racial and ethnic disparity by building a community- centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative. Though many areas of the juvenile justice system deserve reform efforts, the institute focuses on racial and ethnic disparity because youth of color are the most impacted. By improving outcomes for the children most impacted, they improve outcomes for all young people.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE): NOBLE serves as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action. NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters and represents over 3,000 members worldwide that represent chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, municipal law enforcement agencies, and criminal justice practitioners.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, particularly targeting inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Economic Policy Institute (EPI): The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.
Aspen Institute: The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute seeks to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change focuses on the problems of distressed communities and seeks solutions to individual, family and neighborhood poverty.
Center for Social Inclusion: The Center for Social Inclusion works to build a fair and just society by dismantling structural racism. It partners with communities of color and other allies to create strategies and build policy reform models to end racial disparity and promote equal opportunity. With its partners it conducts applied research, translates it, teaches our communities, informs the public, convenes stakeholders, nurtures multiracial alliances and supports advocacy strategies. The Center’s Diversity Advancement Project identifies opportunities to break existing frames that undermine our discussion of how to transform our society into a fair and inclusive one. It also develops strategies to build new frames that support a vision of a society without a dominant racial group. It develops tools such as publications, talking points and strategy papers. It identifies, analyzes and shares relevant research to inform strategies to move the public discussion on diversity. It convenes racial justice advocates, academic researchers from many disciplines, trade unionists and other stakeholders to engage in information sharing, strategy development, relationship building and other activities to align efforts, develop partnerships and inform strategies to achieve structural diversity.
Center for Responsible Lending (also a Guardian organization): The Center for Responsible Lending was created to protect homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. It carries out this mission through research, technical policy assistance, coalition-building, litigation and communications with the goal of permanently addressing policy gaps that enable unfair lending practices to persist. CRL engages in community improvement and community empowerment projects, media education, research on disparate impacts of abusive lending practices in communities of color, technical assistance, and workshops and panel discussions focused on the history, causes, scope, and impact of abusive lending practices. In doing so it seeks to empower well-prepared advocates to form faith-based, grassroots and grasstops organizations to better advance reform of abusive lending practices and policies.