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Black Lives Matter: Campaigns/ Donations/Advocacy

Campaigns

Disclaimer: The list of campaigns below does not equal an endorsement by the creators of this guide or Kent State. We simply aim to provide the information and encourage users to sign/ donate or use the information on these websites at their own discretion.

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Join Campaign Zero- Get informed about efforts being made to end police violence.

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Disclaimer: The  following is a list of causes/ campaigns or organizations related to  Black Lives Matter. The list does  not equal an endorsement of any of the listed organizations by the creators of this guide or Kent State University . We simply aim to provide the information and encourage users to donate or use the information on these websites at their own discretion.

 

Find a List of  Black and African- American focused charities promoting black health, education, rights and community development. Includes ratings and reviews of the charities.

 

  • Victim Memorial Funds                                                                     

Elijah McClain Memorial Fund

Community Support for Robert Fuller

Rayshard Brooks Memorial Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

 I Run With Maud

James Scurlock Memorial Fund

Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund

David McAtee Memorial Fund                       

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Gianna Floyd Fund

                                                                                 

  • Bail Funds

Donations will go toward paying bail or bonds to release protesters jailed in states with bail or bond systems. If you’d like to make a localized contribution to a bail fund in a city or state not shown below, the National Bail Fund Network lists the funds you can donate to in all states with bail or bond systems.

43 Bail Funds You can support right now

 (F)empower Community Bond Fund

Atlanta Solidarity Fund

The Bail Project

Chicago Community Bond Fund

Columbus Freedom Fund; Columbus, Ohio

Dallas Bail Fund for Protesters

Louisville Community Bail Fund

Nashville Community Bail Fund

National Bail Fund Network COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

National Bail Out

People’s Program Bail Out Fund; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Bail Fund

  • Mega Funds

Single donations will be split between multiple organizations, with the ability to adjust what goes where.

Act Blue Bail, Mutual Aid, and Racial Justice Organization Funds

Act Blue Racism and Police Brutality Funds

 Act Blue Bail Funds

  • Media Organizations

Donations will go toward organizations that support Black and brown journalists or focus on issues central to communities of color, including criminal-justice reform.

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting

The Marshall Project

Migizi

Unicorn Riot

  • Mental Health Organizations

Donations will go toward providing mental-health care and education to Black communities and individuals.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

Black Girl in Om

The Loveland Foundation

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Peoples Oakland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sista Afya

You Good Sis Yoga Collective

  • Heath- care Funds and Organizations

Donations will go toward providing medical aid, including COVID-19 and reproductive care, to Black, brown, and other minority communities.

BET and United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Bail Out NYC; New York City

Dennehotso Families COVID-19 Relief Fund

EMW Women’s Surgical Center

Mobile Outreach and Outdoor Drop-In

National Black Disability Coalition

Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief

Orenda Tribe COVID Response

Sister Song

  • Political Organizations

Donations will go toward Black-voter education initiatives and supporting Black political candidates.

Black Voters Matter Fund

Fair Fight; national, but mainly Georgia

Higher Heights

The Collective Political Action Committee

Woke Vote

  • Policy-Reform Organizations

Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.

Advancement Project

Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance; Rhode Island

American Civil Liberties Union

Anti-Racism Fund

Austin Justice Coalition; Austin, Texas

Black Lives Matter Global Network

Color of Change Education Fund

Community Justice Action Fund

Dallas Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression; Dallas, Texas

Faith in Texas

Moms Demand Action; donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Everytown, Moms Demand Action’s parent organization

Take Action Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Refugee Dream Center; Rhode Island

  • Police- Reform Organizations

Donations will go toward police-reform initiatives, including efforts to redistribute police funding to other social services.

Campaign Zero

Communities United for Police Reform

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Equality for Flatbush; Brooklyn, New York

The National Police Accountability Project

 

  • Incarceration- Reform Organizations

Donations will go toward prison-reform efforts to stop excessive punishment, mass incarceration, incarceration in general, and the creation of new jails and prisons.

Dream Defenders

Equal Justice Initiative

No New Jails NYC

Prison Book Program

Release Aging People in Prison

Vera Institute of Justice

  • Legal Defense Funds

Amistad Law Project

Legal Rights Center

Moral Governance; San Diego, California

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Restoring Justice; Texas

Transgender Law Center Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

Up Against The Law Legal Collective; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

  • Black LGBTQ Funds

Donations will go toward providing immediate mental-health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to Black LGBTQ communities.

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Community Response Grant

Black Trans Travel Fund; New York City

Emergency Release Fund; New York City

F2L Relief Fund; New York State

For The Gworls Party; donations are collected through Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App

The Heavenly Angel Fund Project

Homeless Black Trans Women Fund; Atlanta, Georgia

The Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund

Third Wave Fund

  • Community Restoration and Organization Funds

Donations will go toward rebuilding businesses and other parts of Black communities where protests have occurred and/or have been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Lake Street Council; Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Navajo Water Project

Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition; Twin Cities, Minnesota

Mutual Aid

My Block My Hood My City; Chicago, Illinois

Pimento Relief Fund; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses Fund; Oakland, California

West Broadway Business & Area Coalition; Minneapolis, Minnesota

  •  Community-Enrichment Organizations

Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for Black and brown people.

1 Hood; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

Assata’s Daughters; Chicago, Illinois

Black and Brown Founders

Black Feminist Project; New York City

Black Table Arts

BOOM Concepts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha; Twin Cities, Minnesota

Embrace Race

R.E.S.I.S.T.

SoGal

Tournament Haus Ballroom Microgrants; Portland, Oregon; Tacoma and Seattle, Washington

Twin Cities Recovery Project; Twin Cities, Minnesota

Voix Noire

  • Youth- Oriented Community Organizations

Donations will go toward funding initiatives for educating Black and brown youth, such as programs for coding, activism camps, and providing books for schools.

Black Girls Code

Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp

The Conscious Kid

D.R.E.A.M.

GirlTrek

Gyrl Wonder

HOPE Crew: Hands-On Preservation Experience

Integrate NYC

Pretty Brown Girl

 

  • Community Organizations serving Disabled BIPOC

Donations will go toward medical aid, financial aid, educational programs, and other services for disabled Black, indigenous people of color.

Autistic People of Color Fund

Disability Justice Culture Club

The Harriet Tubman Collective

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities 

Ramp Your Voice! With Vilissa

Sins Invalid

* Credit: Most of the information in the table above retrieved from:

New York Magazine (2020, June 25). The Strategist: 142 ways to donate in support of Black lives and communities of color. New York Magazine. Retrieved from https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html.

 

Advocacy: Get involved!

Disclaimer: The list of causes/ organizations below does not equal an endorsement by the creators of this guide or Kent State University. We simply aim to provide the information and encourage users to get involved and /or use the information on these websites at their own discretion.

 

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