One of the things I do privately is donate to one of these organizations whenever a news story of an unarmed black man being shot unjustly comes across my transom. As a result, my PayPal account summary has small donations recorded nearly every month. And I know I don’t hear about all of them.
So today I put together the list of organizations I’ve given to, plus a few more that look promising. Or you can consider giving to one of these Civil Rights organizations, instead. If you have a little extra this month, consider choosing one to support their good work.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
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.
Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.
Color of Change
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.
Campaign for Black Male Achievement
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys.
United Way: Shining a Light Fund
Donations to the fund will be used to provide grants to organizations doing great work to raise awareness about the causes and effects of racial divisiveness; to promote social and criminal justice reform; and to help eliminate racial bias and discrimination.