Places to consider donating

This is hardly exhaustive and should be seen as a jumping off point. Organizations are sorted into six categories: Arts, LGBTQIA+, Policing/Incarceration, Mental HealthEnvironmental 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+

Changing law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

The Okra Project

Extending free, delicious, and nutritious meals to Black Trans people experiencing food insecurity

Brave Space Alliance

Empowering and elevating queer and trans voices, particularly those belonging to people of color, in the Chicago community

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

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

Kween Culture Initiative

Empowering and celebrating the richness of Black transgender women through creating moments, spaces, and events for collective possibility

Side by Side

Creating supportive communities where Virginia's LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish

Policing/Incarceration
 

Seeking to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system through journalism

Last Prisoner Project

Working to redress the past and continuing harms of unjust laws and policies concerning cannabis through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns

The Bail Project

Combating mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system - one person at a time

Community Justice Exchange

Sharing and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration

Bail Funds Across America

A directory of both state-specific and nationwide bail funds

Campaign Zero

Working towards a world without police violence by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability

Equal Justice Initiative

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

National Police Accountability Project

Promoting the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States

Mental Health
 

Bringing opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls

BEAM Collective

Removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts

Asian Mental Health Collective

Working to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community and aspiring to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

 
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

Advancing structural shifts toward ecological equity and climate justice in Gulf South communities of color on the frontline of climate change.

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)

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Empowering immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people

Bringing clean, hot and cold running water to families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona

An Indigenous & Womxn-led collective, working on behalf of our global community to shift social and environmental paradigms by dismantling colonial institutions and replacing them with Indigenous practices created in synchronicity with the land

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

Increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting

Working to enhance the capacity of citizens to hold public institutions accountable

Advocating for essential changes in the publishing industry, with the aim to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people

Founded and led by Indigenous women, promoting awareness and education about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Children, and Two-Spirit. Working to advocate, support, give voice to and stand with families whose lives have been affected by missing and murdered relatives