115 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

The protests against police brutality and the recent unjust murders of George FloydAhmaud ArberyBreonna TaylorDavid McAtee, and Tony McDade have mobilized millions to take action toward dismantling both overtly and subtly racist ideologies and policies entrenched in American life. This action can take different forms, including (but not limited to) protestingeducatinglisteningconsciously shopping, and, of course, donating.

When it comes to the latter, over the past week, you’ve probably seen a lot of people donating to a lot of things. Here, we’ve compiled and vetted as many of those things as we could to create a guide for anyone with the means and interest in donating as a form of taking action today or everyday. (To jump straight to the guide, click here.) It should go without saying that while expansive, this guide is nowhere near complete, and will be updated as we identify and vet new entities (or see others — like the Minnesota Freedom FundBrooklyn Community Bail Fund, and Minnesota-based North Star Health Collective — directing potential patrons elsewhere because they have all the money they need right now).

In addition to sourcing entities from lists already created by our sister sites the Cut and the Verge, this guide includes other funds, organizations, and individual activists collecting donations that we’ve vetted after seeing them on social media or in resource documents being widely shared (including this one created by graduate students at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health; this one created by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement; this one shared by influencer-activist Patia of Patia’s Fantasy World; and this one that was created by Margaret McCarron).

We’ve confirmed that any entities on here, at the time of publication, are still taking donations right now, and that those doing so less formally (like via Venmo or CashApp) are providing receipts or are legitimate, based on reputable social-media sources vouching for them. If you want to donate to or read more about each entity, simply click on a name.

We’ve also broken up the various ways to donate by how recipients promise to use any money received, whether that’s to post bail/bonds for demonstrators arrested at protests, to purchase protective equipment to protesters on the front lines, to invest in rebuilding black communities where protests have occurred, or to invest in community enrichment programs for black and brown youth. While many of the entities on this list operate nationally, we’ve noted which operate on a state or local level, in case you’re looking to make more targeted contributions.

Victim memorial funds | Bail funds | Megafunds | Frontline funds | Community restoration organizations | Community enrichment organizations | Youth-oriented community organizations | Policy reform organizations | Political organizations | Police reform organizations | Incarceration reform organizations | Legal defense funds and organizations | Black LGBTQ funds | Black LGBTQ organizations | Media organizations | Mental health organizations | Health-care funds and organizations

Victim memorial funds

Donations will go toward supporting the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, James Scurlock, Tony McDade,David McAtee, and Breonna Taylor.

• George Floyd Memorial Fund

• I Run With Maud

• James Scurlock Memorial Fund

• Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund

• David McAtee Memorial Fund

• Gianna Floyd Fund

• Justice for Breonna Taylor

Bail funds

Donations will go toward paying bail/bonds to release protesters jailed in states with bail/bond systems. If you’d like to make a localized contribution to a bail fund in a city or state not shown below, the National Bail Fund Network lists the funds you can donate to in all states with bail/bond systems.

• The Bail Project

• National Bail Out

• National Bail Fund Network COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

• Atlanta Solidarity Fund

• Louisville Community Bail Fund

• Chicago Community Bond Fund

• Philadelphia Bail Fund

• Nashville Community Bail Fund

• Dallas Bail Fund for Protesters

• People’s Program Bail Out Fund; Oakland, California

• Columbus Freedom Fund; Columbus, Ohio


Single donationswill be split between multiple organizations, with the ability to adjust what goes where.

• Act Blue Bail, Mutual Aid, and Racial Justice Organization Funds

• Act Blue Racism and Police Brutality Funds

• Act Blue Bail Funds

Frontline funds

Donations, made via Venmo, Cash App or PayPal, will go directly into the pockets of activists and organizers on the front lines of protests.

• Mitch Gayns’s community supplies fund; donations go to Gayns, the host of Those Peoplepodcast and a Boston-based protester who is using the funds for supplies — such as snacks, Band-Aids, and flashlights — for protesters, and providing receipts for purchases on his Twitter feed.

• Isak Douah Minneapolis Gas Mask Fund; donations go to Douah, who is using the money to buy gas masks for black youth activists on the front lines to protect them against tear gas used by the police.

• Black Earth Farms Food Delivery Fund; donations go to Oakland, California–based Black Earth Farms, which is cooking and delivering food to black protesters who have been arrested, bailed, or injured.

Community restoration organizations and funds

Donations will go toward rebuilding businesses and other parts of black communities where protests have occurred and/or have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

• Mutual Aid

• Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition; Twin Cities, Minnesota

• The Lake Street Council; Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Pimento Relief Fund; Minneapolis, Minnesota

• West Broadway Business & Area Coalition; Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses Fund; Oakland, California

• My Block My Hood My City; Chicago, Illinois

Community enrichment organizations

Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for black and brown people.

• Black and Brown Founders

• Black Table Arts

• Embrace Race

• Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities

• Assata’s Daughters;Chicago, Illinois

• Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha; Twin Cities, Minnesota

• Twin Cities Recovery Project; Twin Cities, Minnesota

• Black Feminist Project; New York City

Youth-oriented community organizations

Donations will go toward funding initiatives for educating black and brown youth, such as programs for coding, activism camps, and providing books for schools.

• Integrate NYC

• GirlTrek

• Black Girls Code

• Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp

• The Conscious Kid

• Pretty Brown Girl

• Gyrl Wonder

Policy reform organizations

Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.

• American Civil Liberties Union

• Black Lives Matter Global Network

• Reclaim The Block

• Color of Change Education Fund

• Advancement Project

• Moms Demand Action; donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Everytown, Moms Demand Action’s parent organization

• Black Visions Collective: Minnesota

• Faith in Texas

• Take Action Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina

• Austin Justice Coalition; Austin, Texas

• Dallas Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression; Dallas, Texas

• Pull Up or Shut Up

Political organizations

Donations will go toward black-voter education initiatives and supporting black political candidates.

• Fair Fight; National, but mainly Georgia

• Black Voters Matter Fund

• Woke Vote

• Higher Heights

• The Collective Political Action Committee

Police reform organizations

Donations will go toward police reform initiatives, including efforts to redistribute police funding to other social services.

• The National Police Accountability Project

• Campaign Zero

• Communities United for Police Reform

• Communities United Against Police Brutality

• Equality for Flatbush; Brooklyn, New York

Incarceration reform organizations

Donations will go toward prison reform efforts to stop excessive punishment, mass incarceration, incarceration in general, and the creation of new jails and prisons.

• Release Aging People in Prison

• No New Jails NYC

• Equal Justice Initiative

• Prison Book Program

• Dream Defenders

Legal defense funds and organizations

Donations will go toward legal aid and education for black, brown, and other minority groups.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Legal Rights Center

Amistad Law Project

Transgender Law Center Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

Moral Governance; San Diego, California

Restoring Justice; Texas

Black LGBTQ funds

Donations will go toward providing immediate mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to black LGBTQ communities.

• The Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund

• Homeless Black Trans Women Fund; Atlanta, Georgia

• Black Trans Travel Fund; New York City

• Emergency Release Fund; New York City

• F2L Relief Fund; New York State

• Black Trans Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Community Response Grant

• For The Gworls Party; donations are collected through Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App

Black LGBTQ organizations

Donations will go toward providing ongoing mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to black LGBTQ communities.

• House of GG; Arkansas

• Trans Justice Funding Project

• Youth Breakout; New Orleans, Louisiana

• Solutions Not Punishment; Atlanta, Georgia

• Black AIDS Institute

• Trans Cultural District; San Francisco, California

• The Audre Lorde Project; New York City

• The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

• Vocal New York; New York State

• Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society

• Princess Janae Place; New York City

• The Okra Project

Media organizations

Donations will go toward organizations that support black and brown journalists or focus on issues central to communities of color, including criminal-justice reform.

• The Marshall Project

• Unicorn Riot

• Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting

• Migizi

Mental health organizations

Donations will go toward providing mental health care and education to black communities and individuals.

• The Loveland Foundation

• Black Girl in Om

• Sista Afya

• Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

• You Good Sis Yoga Collective

• National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

• Peoples Oakland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Health-care funds and organizations

Donations will go toward providing medical aid, including COVID-19 and reproductive care, to black, brown, and other minority communities.

• National Black Disability Coalition

• BET and United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund

• Mobile Outreach and Outdoor Drop-In

• Sister Song

• COVID-19 Bail Out NYC; New York City

• EMW Women’s Surgical Center