The Free Root Operation
The Free Root Operation was founded in 2015 by Eva Maria Lewis, then only in high school. She sought to intercept poverty induced gun violence by investing in her community and creating resources that were missing. With an unstoppable drive and vision to create change in her city, Eva went to work. She began grassroots organizing the South Shore neighborhood in order to build connections with community members and understand how to best serve them. She used her network to grow FRO’s impact, team, and programmatic efforts. Since its inception, our organization has not been a matter of if or when, but how.
The Free Black University Fund
Education is at the heart of growth and transformation in our society. Today we stand at a critical juncture in our collective history – things cannot continue the same after this moment. It is imperative we focus on what the production of knowledge looks like after this point.
The Free Black University is a hub for radical and transformative knowledge production. The fight to decolonise education has been going on for years and it has become ever clearer that more is required than what the current education system can offer.
BLACK TRANS ADVOCACY RESOURCES
List made by @Indyamoore
Black & Pink
Black & Pink is a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing.)
Trans residential recovery program - Philadelphia
Help Heidi get foot surgery and a wheelchair
Help a Black queer person’s partner get surgery and pay for medical expenses
Bklyn Defender - Brooklyn Defender Services
With little to no access to AC at Rikers, incarcerated New Yorkers are in need of lightweight clothing to make it through the summer months. Help us send these crucial items.
Together We Rise
Help Provide Emergency - Assistance for College Youth
College students across America are being required to move out of their dorms. Students who have aged out of the foster care system will be displaced and at risk of experiencing homelessness. Please join us in helping them relocate into stable housing.
BEAM - Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
The African American Cultural Heritage Collection
Preserving the History & Culture of Black America
Donate Toward Mental Health Services for Black Trans Folks
“For those interested in donating to either fund please donate at paypal.me/theokraproject with the subject line “Nina Pop Fund” or “Tony McDade Fund”.
For anyone interested in donating a therapy session with their Black male or Black woman therapist to either of these funds, please email email@example.com so that we can coordinate details with you and your therapist.”
Run by The Okra Project
Donate to Educators
Decolonize ALL The Things
Donate to Help Black Voters
If you refuse to accept Black voter suppression, do something. Donate now.
Reclaim the Block
A collection put together by Reclaim the Block
@reclaimtheblock on Instagram + Twitter
Black Visions Collective
Black-led, queer & trans-centered organizing work
@blackvisionscollective on Instagram
Non-profit org that is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social & environmental issues
@unicorn.riot on Instagram and @UR_Ninja on Twitter
Online Platform & organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America
Sudani American Collective
Sudani literally translates to The Blacks. SAC is expanding the narrative of the multifaceted Sudani ID by supporting local & international initiatives.
Cashapp - $sirmoyousif
Venmo - sirmoyousif
@sudaniamericancollective on Instagram
The Loveland Foundation
Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.
@thelovelandfoundation on Instagram
Poor People’s Campaign
A National Call for Moral Revival
@poorpeoplescampaign on Instagram @UniteThePoor on Twitter
The Center for Popular Democracy
The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions.
@popdemoc on Instagram and Twitter
Movement for Black Lives
We believe that prisons, police and all other institutions that inflict violence on Black people must be abolished and replaced by institutions that value and affirm the flourishing of Black lives.
@Mvmnt4BlkLives on Instagram and Twitter
Minnesota Freedom Fund
We value a society that values its people, their freedom and recognizes their contribution to the greater good.
@mnfreedomfund on Instagram
Resource to Support Minneapolis Protests
MAJOR RESOURCE: scroll to see donations
Northside Funders Group
WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.
@mplsfoundation on Instagram and Twitter
People’s Protection Coalition
Volunteer organization working on the front lines of South MPLS to provide emergency first aid, medical supplies and care to our community.
@Peoplesprotectioncoalition on Instagram
Bay Area Black Owned Business Relief Fund
This fundraiser is for Bay Area Owned Black Business Owners affected by the protests, riots, and looting. You must be a verified Bay Area Black Business owner to receive support.
LGBTQ Freedom Fund
Audre Lorde Project
For The Gworls
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Marsha P. Johnson Institute
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Trans Justice Funding Project
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
People’s City Council