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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Baltimore Organization Aims to Generate $100K For Local Black-Led Community Organizations on August 22nd

In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, CLLCTIVLY launches 24-hour “Day of Giving” at BaltimoreGives.org

We Give Black Baltimore

Baltimore, MD — On August 22, 2019, individuals and organizations throughout Baltimore, Maryland will demonstrate the pride they have for their city and the amazing people in it. In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, the social impact organization, CLLCTIVLY will launch its inaugural Day of Giving (CLLCTIVGIVE) for Black-led social change organizations serving in Greater Baltimore. This 24-hour fundraising event is part of CLLCTIVLY’s mission to be a resource for the Greater Baltimore community that seeks to find, fund and partner with Black social change organizations. The one-day campaign seeks to raise $100,000 in direct support for local organizations, and garner 10,000 donors! (10,000 @ $10) To participate, visit BaltimoreGives.org and select an organization to support.

“I am a big believer in the power of collectives. I grew up in the church and watched churches pool their resources every Sunday. Truthfully, each of us is a philanthropist in our own right. It’s not about the amount. When we support one another, our communities are stronger,” states Jamye Wooten, the founder of CLLCTIVLY.

Research shows that annually, approximately 95% of the $60 billion in US foundation funding goes to white-led organizations and that Black-led organizations only receive 2%? To create thriving communities across Baltimore, CLLCTIVLY is helping to lead the charge to increase investment in Black-led organizations and provide them with the resources needed to build the infrastructure and the financial sustainability needed to support their work.

“Awareness is key. There are hundreds of organizations working hard in our communities every day. The more people know about the incredible changemakers in our communities, the more inclined they will be to support,” says Wooten.

The 24-hour online fundraising event is part of CLLCTIVLY’s mission to be a resource for the Greater Baltimore community that seeks to find, fund and partner with Black social change organizations, and financially supporting Black-led organizations is something CLLCTIVLY truly stands behind. Since their launch in January of 2019, CLLCTIVLY has mapped over 100 Black-led organizations and provided monthly micro-grants to local organizations and changemakers in the Greater Baltimore Area via the BlackFuturesGrant.org. “We want to shine a light on these organizations and individuals, and encourage others to support our city as well,” Wooten states.


CLLCTIVLY.org is a social impact organization in Baltimore, Maryland that serves as a resource for those seeking to find, fund and partner with Black social change organizations in the Greater Baltimore community. CLLCTIVLY aims to create an ecosystem to foster collaboration, increase social impact and amplify the voices of Black-led organizations in Greater Baltimore. CLLCTIVLY also offers no-strings-attached micro-grants of $1,000. Jamye Wooten, a co-founder of Baltimore United for Change, launched CLLCTIVLY in 2019. To join CLLCTIVLY, apply for the Black Futures Micro-Grant or to shop at the Black Futures online store, visit www.CLLCTIVLY.org


Jamye Wooten