Celebrating Black Futures filled with potential
At Nugget, we take time not only to reflect, but to look ahead. Our annual Black Futures efforts amplify Black voices, hold space for Black joy, and support organizations working to prioritize play, prosperity, and potential for Black Futures.
To date, we’ve donated $140,000 to nonprofits with missions ranging from Black maternal health to creative expression.
Representation in media matters
In 2024, our Black Futures focus is representation in media. Experiencing inclusion at a young age is powerful, and experiencing the opposite is, as well. We believe every child must see themselves reflected in the stories they read and the images they view — so they can easily imagine all they can do and become. Join us in diversifying your bookshelf! We love these books (hyperlink to IG wrap up post) and encourage you to pick up titles from your local library or bookstore. You'll find us shopping at Liberation Station and other small shops!
Black maternal health
In a world rife with structural racism and implicit bias, not all children are presented with the same opportunities.
These disparities start at birth, as shown by the stark reality of Black maternal health outcomes. Black birthing individuals are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than White women. Black infants are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as White infants.
Our focus in 2021 and 2022 centered around North Carolina-based nonprofit Equity Before Birth. With Nuggeteers’ help, we donated $110,000 to support this group’s critical work.
Celebrating Black creativity
In 2023, Nugget honored and highlighted the work of Black artists and creatives in our Atlanta community, and we educated ourselves on the disheartening barriers that Black professionals face every day in creative industries. Nugget also directly donated $30,000 to Black creative organizations that prioritize play and self expression.