Organizations to Donate to for Black Lives Matter
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As a result of the recent unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and Tony McDade, millions of people around the world have demonstrated a newfound commitment towards dismantling racist ideologies that have been entrenched in our society for centuries.
While some people have chosen to simply speak out against these injustices on their social media platforms, many have become greater invested in this fight, and have committed to taking meaningful action in forms including (but not limited to) protesting, educating, listening, consciously shopping, and, of course, donating.
When it comes to the latter, over the past week, you’ve probably seen people link out to dozens of different organizations that they propose you donate to.
The organizations/nonprofits/funds that have been compiled on this list have been pulled from resources that our team at The Collective Rising have located all across the internet, as well as from sources including The Cut, The Verge, and NY Mag.
While this list is expansive, it is nowhere near complete, and we will be updating it as we identify and vet new entities.
We’ve broken up the various ways to donate by how recipients promise to use any money received, whether that’s to post bail/bonds for demonstrators arrested at protests, to purchase protective equipment for protesters on the front lines, to invest in rebuilding Black communities where protests have occurred, or to invest in community enrichment programs for Black youth. While many of the entities on this list operate nationally, we’ve noted which operate on a state or local level, in case you’re looking to make more targeted contributions.
We hope you’ll consider sharing this article with your loved ones and colleagues, and that you will find an organization that speaks to you, and make a donation if you are in the position to do so, or find other ways you can donate your skills, time, connections and platform to make a difference in helping create a safer, kinder, more equal world for all.
Victim memorial funds
Donations will go toward supporting the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, James Scurlock, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and Breonna Taylor.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- I Run With Maud
- James Scurlock Memorial Fund
- Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund
- David McAtee Memorial Fund
- Gianna Floyd Fund
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
Donations will go toward paying bail/bonds to release protesters jailed in states with bail/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/bond systems.
- The Bail Project
- National Bail Out
- National Bail Fund Network COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
- Atlanta Solidarity Fund
- Louisville Community Bail Fund
- Chicago Community Bond Fund
- Philadelphia Bail Fund
- Nashville Community Bail Fund
- Dallas Bail Fund for Protesters
- People’s Program Bail Out Fund; (Oakland, California)
- Columbus Freedom Fund; (Columbus, Ohio)
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
Donations, made via Venmo, Cash App or PayPal, will go directly into the pockets of activists and organizers on the front lines of protests.
- Mitch Gayns’s community supplies fund; donations go to Gayns, the host of Those People podcast and a Boston-based protester who is using the funds for supplies — such as snacks, Band-Aids, and flashlights — for protesters, and providing receipts for purchases on his Twitter feed.
- Isak Douah Minneapolis Gas Mask Fund; donations go to Douah, who is using the money to buy gas masks for black youth activists on the front lines to protect them against tear gas used by the police.
- Black Earth Farms Food Delivery Fund; donations go to Oakland, California–based Black Earth Farms, which is cooking and delivering food to black protesters who have been arrested, bailed, or injured.
Community restoration organizations and funds
Donations will go toward rebuilding businesses and other parts of Black communities where protests have occurred and/or have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Mutual Aid
- Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition; (Twin Cities, Minnesota)
- The Lake Street Council; (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Pimento Relief Fund; (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- West Broadway Business & Area Coalition; (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses Fund; (Oakland, California)
- My Block My Hood My City; (Chicago, Illinois)
Community enrichment organizations
Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for Black and Brown people.
- Black and Brown Founders
- Black Table Arts
- Embrace Race
- Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities
- Assata’s Daughters; (Chicago, Illinois)
- Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha; (Twin Cities, Minnesota)
- Twin Cities Recovery Project; (Twin Cities, Minnesota)
- Black Feminist Project; (New York City)
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.
- Integrate NYC
- Black Girls Code
- Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp
- The Conscious Kid
- Pretty Brown Girl
- Gyrl Wonder
Policy reform organizations
Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Black Lives Matter Global Network
- Reclaim The Block
- Color of Change Education Fund
- Advancement Project
- Moms Demand Action;
- Black Visions Collective: (Minnesota)
- Faith in Texas
- Take Action Chapel Hill; (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
- Austin Justice Coalition; (Austin, Texas)
- Dallas Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression; (Dallas, Texas)
- Pull Up or Shut Up
Donations will go toward black-voter education initiatives and supporting Black political candidates.
- Fair Fight
- Black Voters Matter Fund
- Woke Vote
- Higher Heights
- The Collective Political Action Committee
Police reform organizations
Donations will go toward police reform initiatives, including efforts to redistribute police funding to other social services.
- The National Police Accountability Project
- Campaign Zero
- Communities United for Police Reform
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Equality for Flatbush; (Brooklyn, New York)
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.
- Release Aging People in Prison
- No New Jails NYC
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Prison Book Program
- Dream Defenders
Legal defense funds and organizations
Donations will go toward legal aid and education for Black, Brown, and other minority groups.
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Legal Rights Center
- Amistad Law Project
- Transgender Law Center Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
- Moral Governance; (San Diego, California)
- Restoring Justice; (Texas)
Black LGBTQ+ funds
Donations will go toward providing immediate mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to Black LGBTQ+ communities.
- The Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund
- Homeless Black Trans Women Fund; (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Black Trans Travel Fund; (New York City)
- Emergency Release Fund; (New York City)
- F2L Relief Fund; (New York State)
- Black Trans Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Community Response Grant
- For The Gworls Party
Black LGBTQ+ organizations
Donations will go toward providing ongoing mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to Black LGBTQ+ communities.
- House of GG; (Arkansas)
- Trans Justice Funding Project
- Youth Breakout; (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- Solutions Not Punishment; (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Black AIDS Institute
- Trans Cultural District; (San Francisco, California)
- The Audre Lorde Project; (New York City)
- The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
- Vocal New York; (New York State)
- Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society
- Princess Janae Place; (New York City)
- The Okra Project
Donations will go toward organizations that support Black and Brown journalists or focus on issues central to communities of color, including criminal justice reform.
Mental health organizations
Donations will go toward providing mental health care and education to Black communities and individuals.
- The Loveland Foundation
- Black Girl in Om
- Sista Afya
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- You Good Sis Yoga Collective
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Peoples Oakland; (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Health-care funds and organizations
Donations will go toward providing medical aid, including COVID-19 and reproductive care, to Black, Brown, and other minority communities.
- National Black Disability Coalition
- BET and United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Mobile Outreach and Outdoor Drop-In
- Sister Song
- COVID-19 Bail Out NYC; (New York City)
- EMW Women’s Surgical Center