Places you should consider donating to

This is hardly exhaustive and should be seen as a jumping off point. Organizations are sorted into five categories: Arts, LGBTQIA+, Policing/Incarceration, Environmental Justice, and General/Catch-all, but these are not mutually-exclusive categories. 

 

Arts

Promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts and culture
Building a more equitable and inclusive creative culture by advancing a community of independent Black artists, makers and designers in creative industries
Ensuring opportunities for artists of color to have sustainable art careers with livable wages, fair work conditions, and equitable partnerships with institutions
Collaborating with a nonprofit social service provider to support the needs of 18 to 24-year-old foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood as well as providing free access to museum-curated contemporary art celebrating artists of color
Advocating and fighting for equity in the arts through collaboration, forums, and outlets that provide a voice for arts administrators and artists of color where there may not be one
Supporting women (including queer, trans, femme and non-binary) abstract artists of color by providing opportunities, resources, and programming that elevates their work and practice
Improving the quality of life of people of color through the arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)
 

LGBTQIA+

Building and centering the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to services, and organizing across borders
Extending free, delicious, and nutritious meals to Black Trans people experiencing food insecurity
Empowering and elevating queer and trans voices, particularly those belonging to people of color, in the Chicago community
Protecting and defending the human rights of Black transgender people
Abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing
Empowering and celebrating the richness of Black transgender women through creating moments, spaces, and events for collective possibility

Policing/Incarceration

 
Seeking to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system through journalism
Working to redress the past and continuing harms of unjust laws and policies concerning cannabis through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns
Combating mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system - one person at a time
Sharing and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration
A directory of both state-specific and nationwide bail funds
Working towards a world without police violence by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability
Working to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society
Promoting the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States
 

Environmental Justice

Improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, community and student engagement for policy change
Mobilizing the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all
Inspiring and engaging in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture through movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to a Just Transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy, resilient and life-affirming local economies
Protecting the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws

General/Catch-all

 
Working to lift up all Black lives, focusing on the eradication of white supremacy and building local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes
Protecting the civil liberties of all Americans, including parts of the population that have been historically denied equal rights (POC, women, LGBTQIA individuals, prisoners, immigrants, and people with disabilities)
Click to be directed to a map that will help you find your state's subset of the ACLU
Seeking structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education
Bringing clean, hot and cold running water to families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona
Supporting people's movements for justice and liberation, redistributing resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world
Providing BIPOC across the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts with a safe space to connect, share, resources, and create systemic change to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in surrounding communities
Educating girls of color and encouraging self-acceptance through the cultivation of social, emotional and intellectual well-being
Leading campaigns that build real power for Black communities and challenging injustice, holding corporate and political leaders accountable, and advancing solutions for racial justice
Organizing Black and Brown youth to build power in communities and advance a new vision across the state of Florida
Providing holistic and loving legal defense and social services for the marginalized in the community
Bringing opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls
Increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting
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