At the core of our business is the community.  We were founded to fill a void in the community and that same community is what inspires us to strengthen and grow our business.

How does Shades of Color Give Back? We collaborate with several African American community groups, churches and sororities as well as new and established businesses. Our Fundraising Program has helped groups and individuals raise thousands of dollars, and it is a great source of pride knowing that we are able to help others grow in wealth.

In addition, Shades of Color has a philanthropy program, Shades of Color Gives Back, orchestrated to contribute to the positive development and support of African American youth, women and faith-based groups across the country as well as local seniors, cancer patients and veterans.

The Shades of Color Gives Back Program has been an integral way for Shades of Color to stay connected with the community and give back to these like minded organizations. With this program Shades of Color has donated over $467,000 worth of in-kind gifts since its inception in 2011 in addition to monetary donations.

This includes nearly $30,000 worth of calendars to the Challengers Boys & Girls Club, $35,000 worth of calendars to a mega-church in Gardena and an average of $10,000 a year of products for the last several years to a black women’s network that donates to worthy causes.  Additionally it has been our pleasure to contribute a portion of proceeds from select products to organizations that promote Breast Cancer Awareness in the African American Community (such as Carrie’s TOUCH, Inc) and our local Black Lives Matter chapter.

In 2020, we donated a portion of all proceeds from July & August sales to support the NAACP Defense Fund. Thank YOU for helping us to be able to make this donation on behalf of our community.

Every year we look forward to connecting with non-profit organizations that are doing amazing things in their communities.  We get feedback from recipients who were inspired by our planners, or touched by the artwork and history in each calendar.  A few of our recent recipients include:

Challengers Boys & Girls Club
Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals
Hey Girlfriends Network
411 Cafe Network
City of Refuge Church
Black PR Leadership Conference
HBCU College Expo Show
Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. Father’s Day Brunch
Dream It’s Amazing Woman
Female Veterans
Called to Dance, Anointed to Minister” Praise Dance Conference
LA Naturals Gala
Get Elevated Enterprises
Crown Jewel Club
Women Empowered
My Help My Hope Inc.
Community Refuge Education Center
Save Us Now
Greater Allen Cathedral Women’s Conference
Regalettes Annual White Garden Soiree
LA Black Book Expo
Evolution of Curves Event
Morgan State University

And More!











If you would like to submit a request for a donation please contact us.