Black-founded Nonprofits Celebrating Arts and Sciences

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We’re taking the time to go beyond the fandom of Star Wars to celebrate organizations that champion the arts and sciences for their communities.

Organizations

Below is a small collection of organizations with programs focused on science and the arts. Find even more organizations by browsing the Technology and Arts & Culture categories or by searching for "science" or "film".

Black Cinema Collective

Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA

Black Cinema Collective is a Washington-based group that celebrates African and Afro-Diasporic films and artists.

Black Girls Code

Technology, Oakland, CA

Black Girl Code aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

Blacks In Technology Foundation

Technology, Cleves, OH

Blacks In Technology serves members through community, media and mentorship, providing resources and guidance and challenging members to establish new standards of innovation.

BlackStar Film Festival

Arts & Culture, Philadelphia, PA

BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by black, brown and indigenous people from around the world.

CodeCrew

Technology, Memphis, TN

CodeCrew mentors underrepresented youth and adults to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science education and training.

Data for Black Lives

Technology, Cambridge, MA

Data for Black Lives is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.

Inneract Project

Careers, San Francisco, CA

Inneract Project offers a pathway of free design classes and initiatives, in order to introduce Black and LatinX youth to the field of design and help channel their creativity into viable career paths

Sisters in Cinema

Arts & Culture, Chicago, IL

Sisters in Cinema centers and celebrates Black girls, women, and gender nonconforming media makers, providing programs designed to educate, raise visibility, and support and serve our communities.

STEAM:CODERS

Education, Los Angeles, CA

STEAM:CODERS inspires underrepresented and underserved students and their families through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEAM), in preparation for academic and career opportunities.

Black Artists and Designers Guild

Arts & Culture, Brooklyn, NY

BADG is building a more equitable and inclusive creative culture by advancing a community of independent Black artists, makers and designers in creative industries. We are committed to honoring our ancestral legacy in design, by taking ownership of our narrative, and by creating spaces to celebrate Black excellence and culture in design.