Investing in Black-Led Ministries

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

"As followers of Jesus, many of our hearts are being called to a new level of commitment in the fight against racial injustice. But as givers, it’s not always easy to know how to invest in the change we long to see. 
To get a better perspective on what does work, I talked to an NCF giver (Erin O’Keefe, MIGMIR Fund) and a nonprofit leader (Franklin Ballenger, senior director of community engagement of One on One Chicago) who have formed a diverse partnership to invest in Black-led churches and charities serving Chicago’s South and West sides. Let’s take a look at their journey and the five principles that they recommend for effective giving across racial lines in a way that honors God and empowers people of color." (Discover the 5 principles from Erin and Franklin here)

Below, we’ve listed a few black-led charities that the MIGMIR Fund and other NCF Givers support. We see this as just the beginning. May we prayerfully consider our role in racial injustice and our responsibility to fight against it. Our goal is to provide a few resources for you as a starting point. If you have other charities, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know. We love to hear how God is using givers across the Chicagoland area to live out the biblical command in Micah 6:8 “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly”.

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We would love to hear your story of generosity. If you want to share, submit a story by clicking the button at the bottom. You can also contact us today at chicago@ncfgiving.com or call 847-607-9569.