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February Causes on Groundswell

February recognizes Black History Month, Heart Health, World Day of Social Justice, and World Cancer Awareness Day.

Charitable organizations are working on the frontlines to support causes and communities most impacted - via direct programming, research, advocacy and more. They rely on the support from donors to sustain their important work. 

Join the Groundswell movement to learn about and support these nonprofits. Support these causes in February.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history, and to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of figures who have played pivotal roles in shaping history but whose stories are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream narratives. From civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to pioneering scientists like George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson, Black History Month brings these important figures into the spotlight. 

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Heart Health 

February recognizes American Heart Month. One person dies every 36 seconds in America from heart disease, and globally it is the leading cause of death - with nearly 18 million deaths every year. Although it is a leading cause of death, there are also steps to take to prevent or mitigate it - including regular physical activity, dietary improvements, and monitoring of blood pressure and cholesterol. 

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World Day of Social Justice 

World Day of Social Justice, observed annually on February 20th, is dedicated to promoting social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, this day aims to support international efforts to eradicate poverty, promote full employment and decent work, gender equity, and access to social well-being and justice for all.

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World Cancer Awareness Day

February 4th is World Cancer Awareness Day, a time when organizations and individuals around the world focus on raising awareness about cancer and its prevention, early detection, and treatment. Cancer is not a monolith, and the ways in which it impacts lives varies. There are numerous types of cancers, affecting different genders and age groups - all over the world. 

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