We have curated a new rapid response Cause Portfolio comprised of 5 top-rated charities effectively serving, supporting, and uplifting the Black community right now. Donations are distributed evenly to these 501(c)3 charities:
Maximizing impact for these 3 areas:
1. Ending racism.
2. Organizations uplifting communities of color.
3. Our leaders and activists working to reform or replace currently unequal systems.
Additional organizations we researched
Want to support any of these? Find their legal 501c3 name below, click Make the Pledge, and use our 1M+ charity database on Step 2. One-time donations to these charities will be available in the coming days.
- We The Protesters: We The Protesters is a national organization focused on ending racism and police violence in the United States. Since 2015, we’ve built the most comprehensive database of police violence in the nation, used the data to identify effective policy solutions and supported movement organizers to enact these policies at every level of government; search for "We The Protesters Inc." in our charity database
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund: to achieve racial justice, equality and in inclusive society. Current issues include voting rights, access to quality education, reversal of criminal justice, and policing reform; search for "NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc" in our charity database.
- Race Forward: Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity; search for “Race Forward” in our charity database
- National Urban League: To help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights.; search for “National Urban League Inc.” in our charity database
- 100 Black Men: Every African-American person should have the ability to create the life they’ve always wanted and that’s what The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. provides; search for “100 Black Men of America Inc.” in our charity database
- NAACP: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. This organization is a 501c4 doing political, advocacy and lobbying work. Great org, but donations are not tax deductible.
- Color of Change: We move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. This organization is a 501c4 doing political, advocacy and lobbying work. Great org, but donations are not tax deductible.
- BOLD: BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training intermediary focused on transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact and sustainability to win progressive change. BOLD carries out its mission through training programs, coaching and technical assistance for BOLD alumni and partners; search for “Highlander Research & Education Center Inc.” in our charity database
- 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; search for “Southern Poverty Law Center Inc.” in our charity database
- American Civil Liberties Union: To realize the promise of the US Constitution for all citizens, and to exand the reach of it's guarantees; search for “American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc.” in our charity database
- One America: Advances the fundamental rinciples of democracy and justice at the local, state, and national levels by building power within Immigrant communities; search for “OneAmerica” in our charity database
- The Sentencing Project: Works for a fair and effective US criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices and advocating for alternatives to incarceration; search for “The Sentencing Project” in our charity database
- Leadership Conference Education Fund: Build an informed America as good as its ideals. does this through building public will for laws and policies that promote and protect te civil and human rights of every person in the US; search for “Leadership Conference Education Fund Inc.” in our charity database
- Harlem Academy: Drive equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world; search for “Harlem Academy” in our charity database
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Create tomorrow's leaders by providing scholarships and ongoing support; search for “Thurgood Marshall College Fund Inc” in our charity database
- Dream Defenders: Multiracial group of young people who are organizing to build power in our communities to advance a new vision we have for the state. Our agenda is called the Freedom Papers. Through it, we are advancing our vision of safety and security – away from prisons, deportation, and war – and towards healthcare, housing, jobs and movement for all; search for “ActBlue Charities” in our charity database
- Know Your Rights Camp: Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders; search for “Entertainment Industry Foundation” in our charity database
- MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY: Provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood; search for “Role Model Movement Inc NFP” in our charity database
- George Floyd Memorial Fund: Pay for expenses relating to death and estate of Mr. Floyd. All monies goes to his family. This organization is a 501c4 doing political, advocacy and lobbying work. Great org, but donations are not tax deductible.
- Project South: Work with communities to strengthen leadership and to provider political and economic education for personal and social transformation. This organization is a 501c4 doing political, advocacy and lobbying work. Great org, but donations are not tax deductible.
- Showing Up for Racial Justice: Committed to ending white support for white supremacy. This organization is a 501c4 doing political, advocacy and lobbying work. Great org, but donations are not tax deductible.
Additional resources to further educate yourself on race
These are some great resources provided by--and created by--people much smarter than us about this issue.
- Podcasts: Code Switch, The Diversity Gap, Intersectionality Matters, About Race, 1619, Pod Save the People
- Books: Just Mercy, Black Feminist Thought, How to be Antiracist, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Monster, So You Want To Talk About Race, Their Eyes Were Watching God