August Is Black Philanthropy Month

This month was started by the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network 2011 to celebrate Black giving and to support Black philanthropists!

Did you know that Black Americans give a larger share of their wealth to charities than any other racial group in America? Not only are Black households giving back, so are Black businesses.

The brands below have gone above and beyond and are committed to giving back.

Urban Hydration

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Beauty and philanthropy go hand-in-hand with this certified women-owned and black-owned brand. This feel-good brand provides the right natural ingredients that purposely make taking care of our skin and hair effortless, affordable, and enjoyable. Adding to this is the knowledge that at the heart of the brand is philanthropy.  With a notable mission to save the planet through clean beauty, with every product sold, Urban Hydration donates a gallon of water to transform communities around the world. This alone is having consumers raving about the products and wanting to be a part of giving back to an important cause. Their record of charitable contributions include partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Watoto, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E., Hope’s Door, Plan Empower Grow, Steve Harvey TV, PGA Senior Championship, BSBC School of Chamber and Business Management, 50+ Women to Work Conference, and Walker’s Legacy Power Brunch 50, and so so much more. One of their highlighted philanthropy efforts is the Urban Hydration Foundation Scholarship with Western Michigan University, which contributes $50,000 in scholarship money for students in need.


Sons of Hollis 

During a Subway ride in New York City in the Summer of 2015, founders Neville and Tony learned their friends were dealing with the same issues around men’s grooming —  there was no singular voice that spoke directly to them and their unique coarse and curly hair pattern. Neville and Tony started their careers by working with women in the natural hair care space and learning what works best with natural hair. That time paid off and now Sons of Hollis serves an often-overlooked demographic – men with pigmented skin. Thus, Sons of Hollis was born in a tiny basement in Hollis, Queens and since their humble beginnings in 2015 they’ve amassed loyal customers from across the world. All products are ethically sourced, and 100% organic. Their mission is to ensure a better future for the next generation.  5% of all sales go to local nonprofits that are dedicated to youth development in inner city neighborhoods.