FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the mission of Our Own?

Our Own is a 501(c)(3) started in 2018 and was founded on the principle that you can’t solve a problem with a single solution. Our communities have a long history of socioeconomic injustices that have created generational disparities; making it a challenge to advance in society. Our mission is to dismantle systemic barriers in nutrition, education, entrepreneurship, mental health, and physical fitness to further bridge the gap to ensure racial equity and social justice. 

Do you accept in-kind donations?

Yes, we do accept in-kind donations. Donors may want to contribute financial assets, real estate, clothing and artwork to help our not-for-profit organization further its mission. If this is you, please contact us at empower@ourown.com

How are donations allocated?

As a donor, you have the opportunity to choose where your donation goes specifically, otherwise it will be allocated to our overall mission.

How can I get involved?

To learn more about volunteering opportunities email us at empower@ourown.com or subscribe to our mailing list. 

When do I receive my tax-substantiation?

Your tax substantiations will be issued to you at the end of the calendar year for all qualifying donations of $250 or more. If you have any questions, or need a statement before then, please email us at empower@ourown.com