Support us

We depend on supporters, such as yourself, to help us make our vision come to fruition.  Your contribution goes directly towards the work we do to improve outcomes among incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Black women.  Although we target Black women, ALL criminal justice impacted women are welcomed to participate.



Because Black is Still Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible, and our tax identification number is 87-0743848. 

Upon receipt of your donation, we will mail you a receipt accompanied by a thank you letter.  If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check payable to Because Black is Still Beautiful, and send it to our main office at 562 14th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612. 

To make an online donation, please follow the PayPal link below.  We are deeply grateful for your support! Thank you!


Other ways to support:

School supplies – The women we serve are in dire need of school supplies, including backpacks.  Please mail your donation of school supplies to 562 14th Street, Oakland, CA  94612.

Mentorship – We welcome mentors who can be supportive to the formerly incarcerated women participating in the Just Say Know program, an academic program that promotes academic engagement and retention.  Mentorship consists of nonjudgmental, social support to empower our participants to complete their educational goals and remain incarceration FREE.

Tutoring – We welcome tutors from different academic domains, especially math and English.

Motivational Speakers - We conduct educational workshops that average about 90 minutes, which are designed to increase formerly incarcerated and incarcerated women's intrinsic motivation to further their education. 

If you would like to would like to become a mentor, tutor, or motivational speaker please contact us by phone at 510-458-8105 or by email at  Thank you very much for your interest in helping us to help ourselves!!