Mapping Black California developed a map visualizing Black-Led Organization (BLO) giving patterns in Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) territories from 2019 – 2020.
This visualization includes additional incremental giving in response to increased awareness and calls for additional, targeted support of Black communities following global Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. In addition to visualizing grant amounts, locations, and program areas, the map also reflects the impact potential for increased giving per county in SoCalGas territories tallied from a score of COVID-19 risk indicators.
Recommendations were made by assessing risk in each county per category then, drawing connections between risk and available BLO’s impacting targeted community. MBC recommended focusing on programmatic areas addressing homelessness, health, and workforce based upon data visualization trends.