The most recent survey by the United Way of American charities found that black charities had received just $2.6 billion from the federal government in 2016.
About $3.4 billion was raised from individual donors, and another $1.9 billion was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The most common form of charity for black Americans was serving food to the poor.
But the survey found that the vast majority of black charities don’t rely on the federal tax code to fund their operations.
About two-thirds of black charity organizations, or more than 1.4 million, relied on private donations.
A few have sought federal support, including the United Negro College Fund, a black educational organization.
The group was created by former president Barack Obama and has raised more than $4 billion from private donors.
It is led by black pastors who want to educate their congregants about the effects of systemic racism and other societal injustices.
But black charities have also been hit hard by the opioid crisis, the rise of violent crime and the deaths of more than 5,000 people nationwide from the disease since the start of the year.
The number of black people living with HIV has surged, with the virus killing more than 30,000 in the U.S. since October.
More than 2.3 million people are infected with HIV in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.