On this page you’ll find an array of ways you can join in supporting Black-Owned businesses and community members.
We are continuously learning and working to include the most relevant and appropriate resources.
If you’re a business and want to be added to this page or are aware of any resources that could be added to this page, please email gro.doogelttaes@ofni.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Avole Ethiopian Coffee
Black Magic Sweets
Brown Sugar Baking Co.
Grimm Brothers Food
Haiti Coffee Co.
Lanier's Fine Candies
Ma & Pops
Pam's Caribbean Kitchen
Pot Pie Factory
Silver Slice Bakery
That Brown Girl Cooks!
How to support Black-owned restaurants in Seattle – The Seattle Times
Black-owned Restaurants open for takeout – The Seattle MET
ACCESSORIES, APPAREL, SKINCARE, AND MORE
Alter Ego Expressions
Healing Herbal Skincare
Jasmine NiCole Luxury Perucas
Lika Love Boutique
Mrs. Robinson Affair Jewelry
Nightshade Rose Studio
Sukie's Candle Co
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry
Blue Daisi Consulting
Jacob Willard Home
Lorenzo Hill Photography
Mastered Chauffeured Services
The Ally League
United print. Signs. Graphics.
Resources for Business Owners
- Amazon Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Available benefits includes financial assistance, business education and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support.
- Applications are open now through September 20th for Rudd’s R.U.B.B. Initiative (Raising Up Black Businesses) launched by Ezell’s Famous Chicken in partnership with DoorDash. R.U.B.B. will give 20 Black-owned businesses and organizations in the PNW a no-strings-attached grant to help them sustain and grow their operations. Apply here.
The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a multi-year initiative to support Black small business owners and the communities they serve as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and chart a path forward. From 2020 through 2023, the Coalition will distribute $5,000 grants to applicants each fall, followed by mentorship and training, and select few will receive $25,000 enhancement grants the following summer. The program is set to reopen this fall and eligible business owners can express their interest in receiving a grant can on their website between September 14-22, 2021. Randomly-selected finalists will be asked to complete a full grant application on between September 23-30, and grants will be awarded to over 400 businesses in October, 2021.
- Digital Undivided’s The Do You Fund: Up to $500 micro-investments for Black women entrepreneurs
- Small Business Resiliency Assistance from Startup WA, for business owners from culturally and historically disadvantaged communities
- Comcast RISE– Beginning November 28, 2020, all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) business owners are eligible to apply for Comcast RISE, a program which helps provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services. Currently accepting applications only from Black owned businesses. Click here for more information and here to apply.
- See more small business and individual resources on our Support Hub
Resources for Immigrants
Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund– Providing one time payments, $1,000 for individuals and up to $3,000. Run by immigrants, for immigrants. Payments and information remains confidential.
Memorial and Social Justice Funds – Fairly comprehensive list compiled by KEXP staff includes memorial, anti- police brutality, and Seattle based funds.
Feed the People – Community Kitchen by Chef Tarik Abdullah, typically open Thursday through Saturday 1-6 pm, including vegan meals on Fridays. Check their instagram for latest information, read more about them from Seattle Eater and King5.
Plant-Based Food Share – An organization that focuses on giving families and individuals healthy food—specifically plant-based foods—they need during these times of uncertainty. Delivering to Seattle on Sunday and Monday and Federal Way on Friday. Donate here or Venmo chefariella (foodshareseattle)!
Seattle BIPOC Organic – Supporting a variety of BIPOC organic food projects, including the above Plant Based Food Share, BIPOC farming in Seattle, and more.
Ujamaa Food Circle – Collaboration between Black Star Farmers and Seattle BIPOC Organic to help BIPOC families achieve food sovereignty by providing monthly healthy organic food boxes that nourish and educate, while honoring the foods of their ancestors.
Gathering Roots Retreat & Wellness Center – They say it best themselves, “…a Black led, Indigenous and POC centered wellness collective working to heal intergenerational trauma and provide place and space for JOYful growth! Through community wellness/activist teachers and sharing space with our farm, we intend to cultivate food and cultural sovereignty. ” Currently offering online events here.
- Digital Undivided’s The Do You Fund: Up to $500 micro-investments to help Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs stay competitive during the pandemic.
- Natural Investments – A list of where to give, invest, bank, and more to help support Black economic liberation. From Natural Investments, socially responsible investment firm.
- Anti-Racist and Social Justice Resources – From KEXP. Scroll about half way down their page to find readings.
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People – compiled by Alyssa Klein and Sarah Sophie Flicker.
- Anti-Racist Reading List – Ibram X. Kendi for The New York Times.
- A Guide to Resistance Events, Black-Owned Restaurants, and Other Ways to Stand Against Racism in Seattle – By The Stranger, written in August. Although events are outdated, many resources hold up.
- Some Seattle Things to Read and Watch to Better Understand the Protests – The Seattle MET’s list of relevant media.
- An Artist’s Guide to White Privilege – By Coutney Ahn, on Instagram.
- Resources on Environmental Justice, Racism, and Whiteness – Washington Environmental Council provides a list of Washington relevant resources.
- Teaching for Black Lives – a handbook to fight America’s ferocious racism in (virtual or face-to-face) classrooms, featuring educators from Garfield High School and UW Bothell, from The Washington Post
Collective Courage – A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard
Efforts for Social Betterment Among Negro Americans by W.E.B. du Bois
The Co-op that Changed the South by David Thompson
Interview: The Deep Roots of African American Cooperative Economics by Mira Luna
Thanks to Central Co-op for this list!
- An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System– A huge collection of sources on structural racism in the food system with summaries.
- Civil Eats– List from Civil Eats of national organizations working to strengthen food justice, land access, and food access in the Black community
- National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA)– Advocates for food sovereignty and economic self-determination by organizing people, building institutions, amplifying culture, and more.
- Reparations for Black-Indigenous Famers Map– Includes various Black/Indigenous Farmer led organizations around the country who are calling for reparations, in the form of land, funding, or other resources.
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