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Organizations to Donate to for Black Lives Matter

PUBLISHED 06.07.2020

The Collective Rising | Editorial Team


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.

Bail funds

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.

Megafunds

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

Frontline 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.

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.

Community enrichment organizations

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

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.

Policy reform organizations

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

Political organizations

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

Police reform organizations

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

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.

Legal defense funds and organizations

Donations will go toward legal aid and education for Black, Brown, and other minority groups.

Black LGBTQ+ funds

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

Black LGBTQ+ organizations

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

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.

Mental health organizations

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

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.


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