The movement for racial justice needs you at protests, and needs you to be registered to vote — but it also could use your donations. There are so many organizations that have long been in the fight, and more than ever, they need your funds to keep the momentum. You give, and they can do more. Simple as that. Here’s the beginning of a list we’ll be adding to regularly. Have no funds to donate, but want to volunteer? Many of the organizations below can use your volunteer hours. More orgs you’d like to nominate? Write to email@example.com.
Just Cities takes a restorative justice approach to fighting for racial justice through policy, planning, and development. In order to transform cities to function well for every resident, especially marginalized residents, they have several initiatives. These include multiracial leadership development, housing as a fundamental human need, police transformation, and inclusive neighborhood development for communities of color, among others.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
The NAACP LDF 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. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, they are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us.
Color Of Change
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice — in politics and culture, in the workplace and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist — they are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. They mobilize members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Causa Justa :: Just Cause builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born through mergers between Black organizations and Latino organizations, they build bridges of solidarity between working-class communities. Through rights-based services, policy campaigns, civic engagement, and direct action, they improve conditions in neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, and contribute to building the larger multi-racial, multi-generational movement needed for fundamental change.
Forward Justice serves as a strategic partner for nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and networks at the forefront of movements organizing for a more just, equitable, and free South. Their work catalyzes success for movements and expands democratic opportunities for people affected by injustice.
Center for Constitutional Rights
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, they have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach.
Community Justice Project
In their legal work the Community Justice Project collaborates closely with community organizers and grassroots groups in low-income communities of color because they believe that a more democratic, more just and more equal society can only truly come about through grassroots organizing and social movement. They are a part of that social movement in South Florida and strive to support organizing through our varied and often innovative legal work.
Mississippi Center for Justice
The Mississippi Center for Justice is advancing racial and economic justice through an approach that combines legal services with policy advocacy, community education, and media outreach. The Center partners with national, regional, and community organizations to develop and implement campaigns designed to create better futures for low-income Mississippians and communities of color in the areas of educational opportunity, financial security, healthcare, affordable housing, and other vital issues.