Where To Donate
The Black Lives Matter movement needs your help. On May 25, George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis. On May 29, Tony McDade was fatally shot by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida. On March 13, Breonna Taylor was killed after being shot multiple times by police in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky. On February 23, Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead by two white men while he was jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. These are not the first black people to face such violence while unarmed.
No matter who you are, where you come from, or what resources you have access to, there are plenty of ways you can support the Black Lives Matter movement, which aims to "eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by the state and vigilantes."
Along with participating in protests, openly discussing the effects of racism, and educating yourself, donating money (even in small amounts) to the right place is a key way you can support the mission of Black Lives Matter. At the time of this post, some organizations, protester bail funds, and memorial funds have asked that donations be redirected elsewhere due to the overwhelming number of contributions.
You might not be able to donate where you originally intended, but there are still plenty of organizations that support the Black Lives Matter movement. Below are 10 organizations and funds that need your help to eradicate racism and police brutality.
Black Visions Collection is a social justice organization that aims to "center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organization's core 'DNA' to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging black leadership to lead powerful campaigns." You can donate to the cause here.
This organization works with communities and city council members in Minneapolis to redistribute money from the police department to other parts of the city's budget that "truly promote community health and safety." You can donate to Reclaim the Block here.
North Star Health Collective is a group of health care providers who work in alliance with organizations to create safer environments for protesters. You can donate to the cause here.
This national fund helps pay bail for people in need (including protesters). Once a client's case has ended, the bail money is returned to the fund and used over and over again, so your donation here can go a long way. You can also visit The National Bail Fund Network to see a full directory of bail funds by state.
This Twin Cities-based organization confronts police brutality by providing those in need with services, including but not limited to crisis hotlines and legal, medical, and psychological referrals. It also holds rallies, protests, and educational seminars alongside "routinely waging battles in the political and legal arenas to bring about changes in laws, policies, and practices that reduce accountability and allow police brutality to occur." You can donate to its cause via PayPal here.
Colin Kaepernick founded this organization that holds education seminars across the country for black and brown youth. Know Your Rights Camp teamed up with defense lawyers in the Minneapolis area to help provide legal resources for those in Minnesota in need right now. You can donate to the organization here and learn more about the legal defense initiative here.
Fair Fight, founded by Stacey Abrams, promotes fair elections by bringing voter discrimination to light with education programs and election reform advocacy. You can donate here.
This bail fund in Atlanta is dedicated to those who have been arrested for protesting political injustice. You can donate to The Atlanta Solidarity Fund here.
Campaign Zero aims to end police brutality by providing the public and government officials with urgent, research-based policy solutions. You can donate to its cause via PayPal here.
This independent, educational, and decentralized media nonprofit works to identify the causes of social issues by sharing stories of people whose voices have been silenced. You can donate to Unicorn Riot here.