Different ways to donate and support Black Lives in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade
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Posted On: June 6th, 2020 11:29 am pst
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The unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade have caused many protests around the nation against racism and police brutality. Along with protests, there are many other ways to take action to dismantle both overtly and subtly racist ideologies and policies embedded in American life. Everybody can help build a more equitable society by committing themselves to better understanding historical contexts and Black experiences; listening to and amplifying Black voices; and recognizing ways to actively practice antiracism in your own life.
Below is a guide that includes funds and organizations collecting donations and resource documents being widely shared (including this one created by graduate students at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health; this one created by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement; this one shared by influencer-activist Patia of Patia’s Fantasy World; and this one that was created by Margaret McCarron).
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; donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Everytown, Moms Demand Action’s parent organization
- 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; National, but mainly Georgia
- 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; donations are collected through Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App
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
Black and brown media organizations
Donations will go toward supporting black and brown media outlets and journalists.