Be a partner in building an economically inclusive future

Black Umbrellas is an organisation that believes in the power of community and collaboration. For over a decade, we’ve harnessed the collective impact of entrepreneurs, enterprises, investors and communities to develop black-owned SMEs. The success of our enterprise development programmes is the result of meaningful opportunities to partner with the public and private sector and civil society.

Donating to Black Umbrellas is a direct contribution to the growth of SMEs that have the potential to create jobs and uplift the South African economy. By partnering with us, you are giving innovative entrepreneurs access to key business development opportunities necessary to grow their business to the next level.

Invest in the training, mentorship and coaching opportunities that will lead to the sustainability of SMEs.

Ready to partner with us?

The Black Umbrellas Club is an individual giving initiative in support of black-owned SMEs in the Black Umbrellas programme. By making a donation as small as R50 to help these SMEs through the programme, you’ll be entered into a lucky draw to win R1000.

Each R50 donation counts as a single entry, so if you choose to donate more, you’ll increase your chances of winning.

Joining the Black Umbrellas Club is a chance to contribute to rebuilding the South African economy. Stand with us in ensuring that impactful support is given to the SMEs that create employment, innovate and inspire communities.

    Make a once-off donation

    A single donation creates a ripple effect of positive change for SMEs. Donate now and support the growth of black-owned businesses who will change our economic landscape.

    Tax Benefits

    All donations made to Black Umbrellas are exempt from donations tax and qualify for deductions from taxable income.

    If you make a donation you will receive a Section 18A tax certificate enabling you to claim a deduction from personal or corporate taxable income.

    For more information on individual giving, tax benefits and donor recognition, contact us at