Now and always, we stand as allies in the fight against racism. It is not enough to mourn past injustices with the benefit of hindsight. The continued presence of systemic racism is unjust, inhumane and must end. This current moment demands mobilization and action. This current moment demands understanding and compassion. This current moment demands that we unite.
We will be utilizing our platforms to provide resources on how to show support and get involved. We can and will do better every day, for every life. Please stay informed, vocal and safe.
While by no means a comprehensive list, information on how to support local initiatives making positive impacts can be found via the following links.
After having raised about $20 million USD within a matter of days, the Minnesota Freedom Fund has hit pause on donations. See the nonprofit’s statement here and consider making donations to the organizations below.
This fund aims to raise awareness of the murder of the unarmed 46-year-old African American Minnesota resident, and to help cover the family’s funeral and legal expenses as they seek justice for George Floyd.
The petition currently stands as the largest U.S. petition of all time according to Change.org. It aims to raise awareness of police violence and killings of unarmed African Americans. The end goal is to reach the attention of Minnesota Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to prosecute all four of the officers involved.
Amnesty International has been fighting global human abuses since 1961. The operation has over 8 million supporters worldwide and has brought torturers to justice, stood up for the oppressed and championed individual and collective freedoms including gun control, climate change and discrimination.
The Bail Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to mitigating incarceration rates by providing free bail assistance to people in need.
This racial and migrant rights organization works to engage African American and Black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.
A Minneapolis-based organization committed to a long term vision in which “all Black lives not only matter, but are able to thrive.”
The New York State-chartered charitable bail fund helps pay bail for those who cannot afford it.
Established in 2015, the Chicago Community Bond Fund works to end all forms of pre-trial detention in Illinois.
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization promoting press freedoms throughout the world. The organization defends journalistic rights to “report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.”
The Twin-Cities based organization was established to resist the abuse of authority by the police, and to offer support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims.
The Connecticut Bail Fund pays bail for people who are being caged due to poverty.
Fair Fight aims to end systemic voter suppression from illegal voting roll purges and gerrymandering efforts to the closing of poll centers that directly affects minority citizens.
Many citizens are currently going hungry. The Food Bank of New York City does more than just aim to eliminate hunger throughout the five boroughs. It champions programs for children (currently one out of every six kids goes hungry in the city) and is undertaking elevated programs to expand its reach during the COVID-19 crisis.
Know Your Rights is a campaign founded by former NFL quarterback and current activist Colin Kaepernick. The goal is to raise awareness on higher education, give people of color the tools for self-empowerment and teach valuable instructions on how to properly interact with law enforcement in any scenario.
The Louisville Community Bail Fund helps pay bail for those who cannot afford it and provides them with post-release support.
The Massachusetts Bail Fund is committed to abolishing pre-trial detention and helps pay bail for those who cannot afford it.
The Mississippi Bail Fund was established to put an end to the injustice caused by the bail system.
The NAACP is a civil rights organization that aims to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The legal organization fights for racial justice through advocacy, litigation and education.
The Nashville Community Bail Fund works to free low-income persons from jail.
The National Black Women’s Justice Institute aims to reduce racial and gender disparities across the justice continuum affecting Black women, girls and their families.
The National Center for Transgender Equality helps to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. They advocate changes in policies to prevent discrimination, violence and injustice so that the transgender community can not only survive in the present but thrive through acceptance with recently implemented projects like their Racial and Economic Justice Initiative.
This St. Paul-based organization provides support as street medics during protests.
Based in Seattle, Washington, the Northwest Community Bail Fund is a nonprofit organization advocating for bail reform.
The Philadelphia Bail Fund posts bail for people who cannot afford bail.
The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence was created as a Political Action Committee after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history targeted the LGBTQ+ community at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. They support government candidates who approach firearm reform in a sensible way, mobilizing the community and raising awareness in an effort to stop senseless gun tragedies.
This community-led initiative organizes Minneapolis and its city council members to “move money from the police department” into other areas of the city’s budget that need it.
Based in Houston, Texas, Restoring Justice is a nonprofit that provides legal defense and social services for those who are marginalized in the community.
Founded in 1998, the Trevor Project has been providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on those who are under 25 years old. The organization also hosts workshops, ally training, and TrevorSpace — a social networking community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth to connect with friends and allies.
The Vegas Freedom Fund works to combat mass incarceration in Clark County.
Venture House is a New York City non-profit community-based mental health agency and a member of Clubhouse International. The organization helps empower adults who are living with mental illness achieve recovery through access to employment, education, affordable housing and an environment driven by meaningful and engaged relationships.