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.:
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.
Learn more about GoFundMe’s commitment to supporting justice and equality .
Am I eligible for a grant?
To qualify for this Justice and Equality grant, your GoFundMe fundraiser must benefit organizations building programs and communities around anti-racism and equity.
To learn more about this Cause and hear powerful stories from those your donation is helping, check out the Justice & Equality Cause.
To learn more about how GoFundMe Causes work, visit our FAQ.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.