The PepsiCo Foundation and Doritos SOLID BLACK selected 16 Black nonprofit leaders for the 2023 Black Changemakers program, which was created to support Black community leaders. This year’s recipients focus on youth development and mentorship, education, food insecurity, financial literacy, job training and more.
The 16 Black Changemakers will each receive a $50,000 grant, leadership development training with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and regular one-on-one fundraising coaching, software and technical assistance from software company Network for Good.
Currently, Black-led organizations generate about 24% less revenue compared with white-led organizations, a discrepancy the Black Changemakers program seeks to address. “Many Black community and nonprofit leaders face roadblocks in gaining access to capital to start, sustain and/or scale up their work. In partnership with Doritos SOLID BLACK, the Black Nonprofit Changemakers program, seeks to narrow that gap and provide participants with the assets they need to not only survive but to adapt and thrive,” said C.D. Glin, president of the PepsiCo Foundation and global head of philanthropy for PepsiCo, in a news release.
"We believe lasting impact is led by those with lived experiences in local communities. These Black nonprofit leaders are proximate to the issues their organizations are striving to address and closest to the Black communities we’re working to support more broadly,” Glin continued.
“We’re proud to continue our partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation to grow the SOLID BLACK initiative and take our support of Black Changemakers to another level,” said Stacy Taffet, senior vice president of marketing at Doritos’ parent company, Frito-Lay North America, in the news release.
Click here to see the full list of the 2023 Black Changemakers recipients and their nonprofit missions.