There is a lot of misinformation floating around online about who and what you can donate to that will help Black lives the most. There is also a lot of misleading information about reputable organizations that is floating around social media in an attempt to dissuade people from donating at all.
From bail funds that go directly toward protestors to organizations that help improve infrastructure and services in Black communities around the United States, here are ten reputable organizations that you can donate to right now that will help the Black community.
Organizations that serve Black communities:
Mutual Aid Hub – This website lets you choose a mutual aid to donate to based on location so that you can donate to your own community or to a community that has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus and the protests around the country. The funds go directly toward rebuilding communities in neighborhoods primarily filled with people of color.
We Love Lake Street – This mutual fund goes directly toward helping rebuild the small businesses around Lake Street that were destroyed during the riots that followed George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. The organization has earned around $6.2 million dollars in the last couple of weeks.
The Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition – This coalition directly goes toward helping communities around Minnesota that have been impacted by a community crisis like the pandemic or the protests in recent weeks.
The Bail Project – This is a national bail fund that will split your donation and put it toward a national bail fund to help communities where they need it most.
Act Blue Bail Funds – This national bail fund will split your donation and give it to bail funds in cities that need it most. Many bail funds, like the Minnesota Bail Project, were flooded with donations in the wake of the George Floyd protests and were urging people to donate to funds like these that would help bail out people in other cities that got less attention.
National Bail Out – This is another national bail fund that helps victims of mass incarceration make bail in places that need it most. This Black-led organization is founded on the bases of abolition.
Organizations that help programs that benefit Black communities.
Black & Brown Founders – An organization that helps Black and brown entrepreneurs.
SoGal – This organization aims to provide more venture capital to Black and brown female entrepreneurs by focusing on providing education and financial resources to those groups specifically.
Black Feminist Project – This organization led by Black women helps to provide fresh food to urban Black communities through crowd-funded urban farming.
Black Girls Code – It’s exactly what it sounds like. This organization helps teach young Black girls how to code.