SAVE THE DATE – AUGUST 4-6, 2023
The celebration of culture as the foundation of community-driven wealth
We Give Black Fest is a three-day festival, powered by CLLCTIVLY, dedicated to social change, resource mobilization, and the celebration of culture as the foundation of community-driven wealth.
We Give Black Fest will be filled with incredible talks, engaging panels, empowering activations, dynamic demonstrations, and the opportunity to grow your community over good music, good vibes, and good food.
A CELEBRATION GROUNDED IN The Spirit of Ubuntu .
Ubuntu – “I am because we are,” is part of the Zulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”, a person is a person through other people. The spirit of Ubuntu embodies a powerful reminder of the interconnectedness of humanity. Ubuntu reminds us that in life, it takes a village.
We Give Black Fest is grounded in this spirit. The event footprint is designed as a series of interconnected community spaces that stimulate our intrinsic power and nurture our growth —socially, economically, spiritually and creatively. When we gather in a spirit of Ubuntu, we rise together.
We Give Black Fest hosts a unique blend of dynamic events
to amplify Black-led and Black-owned Businesses.
BLACK BUSINESS QUEST.
A scavenger hunt that explores and supports participating Black-owned businesses through a series of gamified opportunities throughout the day.
A live celebration and crowdfunding campaign designed to ignite monetary support for Black-led organizations that often go unnoticed and are under-resourced.
The Changemaker Awards is a celebration that amplifies and honors the work of individuals and organizations that are driving lasting change.
Black Philanthropy in the Black Community
This discussion highlights the history of Black giving (institutional and amongst individuals in the Black Community), funding post-Uprisings and Pandemic, and the future of Black Philanthropy.
Solidarity, Not Charity. Centering the love of humanity, we advance giving rooted in Ubuntu, I am because we are.
Provide a unifying force that nurtures a deep sense of connection, belonging and shared investment.
A liberation project that creates a transformative moment that illuminates new possibilities — individual and collective.
What We Do
Building Black Futures Together.
CLLCTIVLY was founded in 2019 to provide a unifying platform for Black-led social change organizations. Our mission is to end the fragmentation and duplication of programs, to learn from and about each other, and to be a resource for those that seek to find, fund, and partner with Black social change organizations.
CLLCTIVLY collaborates with 150+ social change organizations and has awarded over 200 grants to Black-owned & Black-led organizations. Since our launch in 2019, we have invested over $1,000,000 in no-strings-attached grants.
Want to learn more about We Give Black Fest and how you can partner? Drop us a line below.