A question a lot of us are asking is, “How can I show my support?” By now you know there are a ton of causes and organizations you can get involved with and /or donate to. Here’s our list of 100+ causes and organizations that need your support.
Dallas Causes and Organizations
- Dallas Peace & Justice Center
- Peace is Possible
- North Texas Light Brigade
- Unity of Arlington
- Black Police Association Dallas Chapter
- Concerned DeSoto Citizens
- Dallas Black Fire Fighters Association
- Dallas Dinner Table
- Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation
- Dallas Dinner Table
- Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
- Dallas NAACP
- Dallas Urban League
- Blacks in Government – Dallas Chapter
- NAACP Garland Branch
- 100 Black Men of Greater Dallas/ Ft. Worth
- Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
- Concerned Black Men Greater Dallas
- Girls Living Life On Purpose, Inc
- Communities Foundation of Texas
- North Texas Food Bank
- Mothers Against Police Brutality
National Causes and Organizations
Victim Memorial Funds
Donations will go toward supporting the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, James Scurlock, Tony McDade,David McAtee, and Breonna Taylor.
Donations will go toward paying bail/bonds to release protesters jailed in states with bail/bond systems. If you’d like to make a localized contribution to a bail fund in a city or state not shown below, the National Bail Fund Network lists the funds you can donate to in all states with bail/bond systems.
• People’s Program Bail Out Fund; Oakland, California
• Columbus Freedom Fund; Columbus, Ohio
Single donations will be split between multiple organizations, with the ability to adjust what goes where.
Donations, made via Venmo, Cash App or PayPal, will go directly into the pockets of activists and organizers on the front lines of protests.
• Mitch Gayns’s community supplies fund; donations go to Gayns, the host of Those People podcast and a Boston-based protester who is using the funds for supplies — such as snacks, Band-Aids, and flashlights — for protesters, and providing receipts for purchases on his Twitter feed.
• Isak Douah Minneapolis Gas Mask Fund; donations go to Douah, who is using the money to buy gas masks for black youth activists on the front lines to protect them against tear gas used by the police.
• Black Earth Farms Food Delivery Fund; donations go to Oakland, California–based Black Earth Farms, which is cooking and delivering food to black protesters who have been arrested, bailed, or injured.
Community Restoration Organizations and Funds
Donations will go toward rebuilding businesses and other parts of black communities where protests have occurred and/or have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
• Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition; Twin Cities, Minnesota
• The Lake Street Council; Minneapolis, Minnesota
• Pimento Relief Fund; Minneapolis, Minnesota
• West Broadway Business & Area Coalition; Minneapolis, Minnesota
• Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses Fund; Oakland, California
• My Block My Hood My City; Chicago, Illinois
Community Enrichment Organizations
Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for black and brown people.
• Assata’s Daughters;Chicago, Illinois
• Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha; Twin Cities, Minnesota
• Twin Cities Recovery Project; Twin Cities, Minnesota
• Black Feminist Project; New York City
Youth-oriented Community Organizations
Donations will go toward funding initiatives for educating black and brown youth, such as programs for coding, activism camps, and providing books for schools.
Policy Reform Organizations
Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.
• Black Visions Collective: Minnesota
• Take Action Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
• Austin Justice Coalition; Austin, Texas
• Dallas Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression; Dallas, Texas
Donations will go toward black-voter education initiatives and supporting black political candidates.
• Fair Fight; National, but mainly Georgia
Police Reform Organizations
Donations will go toward police reform initiatives, including efforts to redistribute police funding to other social services.
• Equality for Flatbush; Brooklyn, New York
Incarceration Reform Organizations
Donations will go toward prison reform efforts to stop excessive punishment, mass incarceration, incarceration in general, and the creation of new jails and prisons.
Legal Defense Funds and Organizations
Donations will go toward legal aid and education for black, brown, and other minority groups.
Moral Governance; San Diego, California
Restoring Justice; Texas
Black LGBTQ Funds
Donations will go toward providing immediate mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to black LGBTQ communities.
• Homeless Black Trans Women Fund; Atlanta, Georgia
• Black Trans Travel Fund; New York City
• Emergency Release Fund; New York City
• F2L Relief Fund; New York State
• For The Gworls Party; donations are collected through Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App
Black LGBTQ Organizations
Donations will go toward providing ongoing mental health and health-care support, monetary support, and education to black LGBTQ communities.
• House of GG; Arkansas
• Youth Breakout; New Orleans, Louisiana
• Solutions Not Punishment; Atlanta, Georgia
• Trans Cultural District; San Francisco, California
• The Audre Lorde Project; New York City
• Vocal New York; New York State
• Princess Janae Place; New York City
Black and Brown Media Organizations
Donations will go toward supporting black and brown media outlets and journalists.
Mental Health Organizations
Donations will go toward providing mental health care and education to black communities and individuals.
• Peoples Oakland; Oakland, California
Health-Care Funds and Organizations
Donations will go toward providing medical aid, including COVID-19 and reproductive care, to black, brown, and other minority communities.
• COVID-19 Bail Out NYC; New York City
Know of a Cause or Organization we should add to our list?
With so many wonderful things popping up in Dallas, this list is always evolving. Let us know if there’s an organization out there you’d like to see on this list and we’ll get it added.
This list was compiled in part by The Strategist.