Below is a list of organizations we know of, or that have been brought to our attention, that are making positive change for black and brown communities across America by combating institutional racism and inequality through advocacy, education and distribution of knowledge and resources. We've made a contribution to each of these organizations doing this incredibly important work.
If you know an organization working to dismantle structural racism and help Black people and their communities thrive, please share it with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll review the organization, make a contribution and add it to this list.
We must all work towards creating a world without inequality by tackling systemic racism in our workplaces, our homes and throughout our communities. We’re stronger together with unity, community, and love. Let’s make lasting change for the generations to come.
Read a letter from Made Trade’s co-owners on continuing the fight for equality and combating systemic racism. Read it on Made Trade Magazine.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 with a mission to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. BLM focuses on combating and countering acts of violence and creating space for Black imagination and innovation.
Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
Color of Change
Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization and helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million, its members move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people.
Don’t Shoot Portland
Teaching non-violent direct actions and alternatives to dismantle racism through art in Portland, Oregon.
Hip Hop For Change
I first met Hip Hop For Change's Executive Director Khafre Jay on the streets of San Francisco in 2014 when he asked me if I liked hip hop and gave me a CD. Ever since I've been following Hip Hop For Change as it has worked to reframe hip hop as an outlet for activism in an effort to dismantle racism, sexism, homophobia, materialism, and injustice.
Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
This fund directly supports Black trans women in Atlanta. Many of these women are sex workers and/or are homeless. This fund exists to provide the women with food and necessities.
NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 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.
National Bail Out
National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists building a community-based movement to end systems of pretrial detention and mass incarceration.
The Black Trans Travel Fund
New York and New Jersey
The Black Trans Travel Fund is a mutual-aid fund developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender women with the financial resources necessary for them to be able to access their self-determined safest alternatives to travel.
The Okra Project
New York City, New York
The Okra Project is a collective of chefs and individuals seeking to address the food insecurity faced by Black Trans People by supplying home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to the Black Trans community.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.