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National Black Owned Businesses and Causes to Support

National Resources:

The Official Peace and Healing for Darnella Fund

Unicorn Riot - A decentralized media organization that has been live-streaming uprisings

Center for Cultural Power - Women of color, artist-led organization support artists through fellowships, training and opportunities for activation

Muslim Justice League

The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund

Black Hammer disaster relief

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha - Worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Resources outside of Massachusetts

GENERAL RELIEF FUNDS

African Economic Development Services - A Business Relief Fund to meet the needs of local African immigrant businesses in Minnesota.

Alachua County COVID-19 Bond Fund

Black People’s Justice Fund (Phoenix)

BLM Denver - Funds for Protesters Against Police Brutality.

DeDe McClure Community Fund (San Diego)

Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund - Black-owned distillery with a building that was damaged. “Du Nord is establishing this fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots”.

Joyce Preschool  - emergency fund for families who had to evacuate their homes near Lake Street last week, and who are now coming back to a devastated neighborhood with no grocery stores within walking distance.

Lake Street East African Worker Recovery Fund - Business owners have raised millions to rebuild, but workers have no recourse until then. The Awood Center is raising money to provide aid to hundreds of workers until they can return to their jobs.

Latino Community on Lake Street -  Fundraiser for Latinx owned businesses on Lake Street.

Northside business support - Support businesses on Minneapolis’s Northside that have been impacted by recent demonstrations.

Okra Project (NYC)

One Struggle KC (Kansas City, Missouri)

Rebuild & Heal Immigrant Business in MN - Organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Latino Economic Development Center.

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition - WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses in Minneapolis that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.

ZACAH - Provides emergency financial assistance to folks who are on the brink of experiencing homelessness or already are in Minnesota.

BAIL FUNDS

Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee Bail Fund

BLM L.A. Action Bail Fund

Chicago Community Bond Fund

Colorado Freedom Fund (Denver)

Community Bail Fund of North Texas

Connecticut Bail Fund

COVID Bailout (New York)

Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

Hamilton County Community Bail Fund (Chattanooga)

Hawai'i Community Bail Fund

Kansas City Community Bail Fund

Louisville Community Bail Fund

May 2020 Buffalo Bail Fund

Milwaukee Freedom Fund

Mississippi Bail Fund Collective

Nashville Community Bail Fund

New Orleans Safety and Freedom Fund

North Carolina Community Bail Fund of Durham

Northwest Community Bail Fund (King & Snohomish Counties in Washington State)

PDX Protest Bail Fund (Portland)

People's City Council Freedom Fund (Los Angeles)

Philadelphia Bail Fund

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund

Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund

Utah Against Police Brutality

Vegas Freedom Fund

400+1 Bail Fund (Austin)

 

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

Atlanta Solidarity Fund

Baltimore Action Legal Team

Detroit Justice Center

The Emergency Release Fund - in New York, for pretrial medically vulnerable individuals and anyone who identifies as LGBTQ.

Florida Justice Center

Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative (Minneapolis)

MIGIZI Communications - Advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. Support them rebuilding after fire

The People’s Legal Fund Protesting Police Brutality in Austin, Texas

Restoring Justice (Houston)

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar - A coalition formed after the murder of Jamar Clark by MPD to continue the work and gather people around the fight against police crimes

COMMUNITY FUNDS AND PROJECTS

African Career, Education, and Resource (ACER) - A nonprofit organization that engages African immigrants living in the north and northwest suburbs of Minneapolis.

Al Maa'uun - A nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis, serving thousands of households each year with food and critical supplies.

Birth Revolution - Raise funds to create accessible trainings for birth workers, provide free training for BIPOC, and pay elders and educators a living wage for the knowledge they pour into us all in Minnesota.

Black Immigrant Collective - Amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota

Black Visions Collective

Black Women Speak - Gathering Black Women in Minnesota to share their experiences in order to heal, find joy and move toward liberation. Fundraising on Paypal and givemn.org

ChicagoLakeDental - One of a handful of critical access dental providers in the southside community providing dental care for underserved children and uninsured patients. Donations will be used to help the dental staff and their families and rebuild the clinic

Chicago Torture Justice Center

Defend Glendale - A grassroots campaign of residents organizing to prevent the privatization of public housing in Minneapolis.

Division of Indian Work - Supports and strengthens urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. Most relevant service right now is their food shelf.

Femme Empowerment Project - Venmo @femmeempowermentproject. Skill shares and discussions led by and for QTIIBPOC femmes in the twin cities. Creating space for cultural resiliency, healing and ancestral wisdom. Currently organizing supplies and medic trainings.

Isuroon - Isuroon is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond.

Juxtaposition Arts - JXTA is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space led by Black, POCI and other youth in North Minneapolis that has played a critical role in building community alternatives to the police.

Little Earth Residents Association - Food and safety needs for residents of Little Earth of United Tribes.

Memorialize The Movement - Raising funds to help the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery preserve art from the #BLM movement in an exhibit.

Minneapolis Sanctuary Hotel - This isn't a hotel anymore, this is a community resource made possible by George Floyd. This Sanctuary will be a part of his legacy.

Minnesota Healing Justice Network - We provide a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as BIPOC.

Oasis of Love Inc. And Agape' 24 hour Child Development Center - Focuses on combating the challenges of domestic violence, and is now a distribution center for donations in North Minneapolis.

People’s Breakfast Oakland

Powwow Grounds - Native-run cafe in Minneapolis, currently providing meals to elders, protectors and community, purchasing medical supplies, fire supplies, and cooking supplies. Send donations via paypal to angelswann2021@gmail.com.

PPNA: Renters Support Fund - Operated by the Minneapolis Renters' Coalition, a group of residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in their community.

Public Functionary: #CREATIVESAFTERCURFEW - Working in collaboration with independent artists and muralists who are organizing in response to the Minneapolis uprisings and the murder of George Floyd. They are mobilizing resources to directly support a BIPOC-led effort of artists and allies using mural making as a form of narrative messaging, healing, rebuilding and remembrance.

Redeemer Center for Life - Black-led non-profit in North Minneapolis with 26 affordable housing units, youth leadership programs, workforce development opportunities, and community engagement projects.

Save the Bronx Native Shop

Southside Harm Reduction - Works within a harm reduction framework to promote the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency among people who use substances.

Spiral Collective - A volunteer full-spectrum reproductive options and support group comprised of doulas, birth-workers, and passionate reproductive justice advocates. Based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, occupied Dakhóta territories.

TC KIDS Mental Health - Supporting the mental health of BIPOC youth impacted by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Donate via Paypal.

The African American Family Preservation Act - Was created in direct response to the over representation and disparate treatment of African Americans across the child welfare service continuum. They hope to dramatically reduce the disproportionate number of African American children in out of home placement and lessen the impact this has had on their community in Minnesota.

Women for Political Change - Holistically investing in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.

Young People's Action Coalition - An intersectional high school and middle school student led group that organizes to improve Minneapolis Public Schools and build community and power around such campaigns as getting cops out of schools.

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