Different Ways To Donate and Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Different ways to donate and support Black Lives in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade 

Alexandria Jordan

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
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.    

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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).     

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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.

Black and brown media organizations

Donations will go toward supporting black and brown media outlets and journalists.

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.

“This is not a black problem, but a structural issue built on white supremacy and centuries of racism.”- Lee Pelton

Let us know any other organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

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About The Author:

Alexandria Jordan is an on-air host and red carpet correspondent with AfterBuzz TV and Black Hollywood Live. She is passionate about all things entertainment and loves connecting with people who share similar interests.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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