In May 2020, events across America brought the injustice and deep-rooted racism that has long plagued the Black community to the forefront of the national discussion. These discussions continue to take place, from our dinner tables, during protests, and by our elected officials.
We are witnessing history in the making–the time for change is now. We all must do our part to take action and make our voices heard.
The Justice + Equality Fund aims to do just that, addressing both urgent needs as well as broader, systemic issues tied to systemic racism. GoFundMe.org will be granting the donation received for this cause to organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society.
Who benefits from your donation?
At launch, donations will support organizations focused on pretrial system reform, racial justice, and law enforcement reform. Initial benefiting nonprofits will include The Bail Project, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Center for Policing Equity. As we grant to new organizations, we will include them below.:
- Advancement Project
- Arts for Our Children
- Barbershop Books
- Black Leaders Organizing for Communities
- Black Women’s Health Imperative
- The Bail Project
- Center for Policing Equity
- Community Justice Fund, a project of Tides Foundation
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Freedom ROC
- Innocence Project
- Institute for Justice
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Voices for Racial Justice
- Japanese Community Youth Council's Dreamkeeper Initiative
- Oliver Scholars
- Renaissance Youth Center's Sustainable Development
These organizations were chosen for the leadership they’ve demonstrated and the meaningful impact they have had on the causes that the Justice + Equality Fund will initially benefit. This is just the first step. We’ll keep donors updated as we expand the reach of the Fund by adding additional individuals, organizations, and benefiting causes.
Racial inequality and injustice have no place in our society. It’s time to come together, keep this important conversation going, and help enact real change.
We are committed to supporting justice and equality.
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