At Taproot, our mission is anchored to a core purpose that fuels us—driving positive social change. When it comes to an important historical day like Juneteenth, we recognize it both by amplifying the nonprofits who specialize in this crucial work, and giving our team the opportunity to reflect, learn, and get involved by closing our office.
Roots (what we call our fellow Taproot staffers) from across the organization have shared examples of nonprofits working in racial justice, equity, and inclusion so that we can build awareness about their vital work. These organizations ought to have all the support they’re looking for—whether that means donations, hands-on and client-facing volunteers, or volunteers who can share their professional skills to bolster their work from the inside out. We hope to create, and are committed to building, a future where all nonprofits like these have free access to that essential support.
Nonprofits You Can Volunteer with Now Through Taproot Plus:
The Karat School Project works to Provide skills-based education to children and women living in extreme poverty to help break the cycle of poverty and inequality sustainably now and for generations to come. Volunteer with them if you have funding opportunity research experience!
The Greenlining Institute works toward a future when communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Volunteer to work with them now if you have HR skills to share!
Root-Recommended Nonprofits to Support:
My Block My Hood My City is on a mission to inspire youth, empower communities, and build a better world one block at a time.
Chicago United for Equity ’s central purpose is connecting and amplifying the power of individuals to build a just, equitable, and inclusive city.
Hot Bread Kitchen’s mission is to create economic opportunity through careers in food and equity for entrepreneurs of color.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk is on a mission to educate the world about 1970’s Black culture and history and unique aspects of Black history.
Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams (LEAD) Girls of North Carolina provides the tools and resources that low-income and at-risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in their community.
Support The Port creates a culturally and economically healthy community by preserving and promoting Wilmington’s rich Black history.
100 Black Men of Triangle East works to improve the lives of Black youth in North Carolina and aims to uplift future generations by promoting achievement and wellness while addressing issues that disproportionately affect members of the Black community.
Empowered Parents in Community dismantles systemic racial inequities through collective organizing and intentional engagement of African American parents and communities, and advocates for high-quality educational opportunities and equitable distribution of resources.