10 Ways to Donate in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement Right Now
Now is not the time to stand on the sidelines.
If, for whatever reason, you can’t physically participate in the nationwide protest movement against police brutality, violence, and systemic racism towards black people, here are 10 organizations and funds that you can help out with a small donation.
Reclaim The Block is a community organization in Minneapolis focused on divesting police resources back into the community.
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. It helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us and mobilizes its members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back.
Black Lives Matter is the official representation of the Black Lives Matter movement that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
The George Floyd Memorial Fund raises money to directly support George’s family with costs related to his death, including funeral and burial expenses, counseling, and travel expenses for court proceedings as they continue their fight. The money will also go towards care for his children and their education fund.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Darnella Frazier, the brave 17-year-old who filmed the murder of George Floyd, deserves peace and healing. In addition to the trauma of watching a man be murdered by police, she has had to deal with trolls, bullies, and ignorant people harassing her online. This fund is to support the healing and the restoration of hope for Darnella Frazier —whatever that means to her.
NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
Rachel Cargle’s The Loveland Foundation provides financial assistance to black women and girls seeking therapy. They partner with culturally competent organizations, including Therapy for Black Girls and National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network, to provide participants with 4-8 complimentary sessions.
This fund by Progressives Everywhere is devoted to fighting for racial justice, focused on helping low-income people, protestors, and bystanders who have been unfairly arrested and must post high cash bails. Through this fund, you can split your donation between up to 13 different Bail Fund organizations.
Legal Aid, the largest social justice law firm in NYC, fights for those the criminal justice system is stacked against. Right now, besides representing people arrested during this week’s marches, Legal Aid is suing the NYPD for keeping over 100 protestors in jail for over 24 hours between arrest and arraignment (which is illegal).