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BIPOC Organizations to Support & Donate To

BIPOC Organizations to Support & Donate To

Donating money is one of the best ways to show support for the systemic change you want to see in the world.

Here is a list of Canadian and American organizations that help support, defend, advocate and fight for BIPOC. We have provided a brief description of each organization and organized them into general themes to help you navigate the type of organization you’re learning about. These are organizations we have donated to personally and professionally and many more that we stand behind.

If you have the means, we strongly urge you to donate on a monthly basis to help fuel these organizations in the marathon of fighting for systemic change. No donation is too small and all donations help.

Please note: We will be updating this list on a regular basis to keep the information evergreen.

Canadian

Right Now Action / Donations Needed

FoodShare

“At FoodShare, we aim to centre food justice in our work by collaborating with and taking our cue from those most affected by poverty and food insecurity — Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities. Our goal is to inspire long-term solutions for a food system where everyone has access to affordable, fresh, nutritious food. We reach over 260,000 people each year.”

FoodShare is currently donating meals to people who are now isolating if they went to a protest in Toronto.

Justice For Regis

“On May 27th 2020, my sister Regis Korchinski Paquet, tragically lost her life, she was so special and meant the world to us. She was kind, beautiful and she will be missed beyond belief. We are asking the public to help with meeting are goal to get the proper justice we need.”

Support for family of Chantel Moore

“In the early morning hours of Thursday June 4th 2020 Chantel Moore (Martin) was shot and killed by the city police in Edmundston, New Brunswick. This fundraiser has been created and circulated with the permission of the Martin family.

Chantal was a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, on Vancouver Island BC,  living in New Brunswick with her 5 year old daughter Gracie and mother Martha Martin.  Martha and Gracie are in need of ongoing family support and these funds raised will be administered with the help of her stepmother Anna Masso. During this tragic time 6 members of her family are planning to travel to New Brunswick to support her and practice traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth grieving protocols.

The funds are for the family travel, funeral costs, and any remaining funds will be given to her mother and daughter. The family has received authorization to travel to New Brunswick amidst provincial Covid restrictions. ”

A Fund for Black-led Mental Health Supports

“In the initial stages, the fund will support low/no cost virtual mental health care for Black clients in East York, Toronto and across Ontario.

The fund will support: Low/no cost workshops for community members, which may include: ancestral Memory of Trauma, which will have a spiritual & recovery model, post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, which will utilize a psycho-educational model, low/no cost one on one therapy sessions for community members and anti-oppressive workshops for mental health practitioners.”

Black Organizations

Black Women in Motion

“Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence.”

Black Lives Matter Vancouver

“The Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter is a cause that supports the organizing work of black folks and allies in undoing systemic racialized violence. Black Lives Matter is a cause cognizant of the ongoing struggles of all marginalized folks and we strive to honour that in the work we do. We centre the voices of Black folks as well as other folks of colour and hope to lift up those who are queer, women, trans, differently-abled, poor or otherwise marginalized.”

Black Lives Matter Toronto

“To be a platform upon which black communities across Toronto can actively dismantle all forms of anti-black racism, liberate blackness, support black healing, affirm black existence, and create freedom to love and self- determine.”

Black Legal Action Center

“We are a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario.”

Black Health Alliance

“The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. Building on our track record as an effective mobilizer and champion, we continue to grow our movement for change. Driven by groundbreaking research, strong partnerships, and people, this movement continues to build innovative solutions to improve Black health and well-being, and mobilize people and financial resources to create lasting change in the lives of Black children, families and communities.”

Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS)

“The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust.”

Black Space Winnipeg

“Founded by members of Winnipeg’s Black community, Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots, organization that fosters organic dialogue on everyday experiences of being Black. Spreading perspectives of Afrocentrism, and Pro-Black conversation, Black Space Winnipeg creates safe spaces for people of colour through hosting community events, artist demonstrations and workshops. Black Space Winnipeg challenges anti-Black racism and discrimination, building inclusivity across all sectors in Winnipeg for Black people.”

Nia Centre for the Arts

“Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora.”

Black Youth Helpline

416-285-9944 / 1-833-294-8650

“Canada wide. More than just a helpline, Black Youth Helpline provides stay-in-school initiatives, parent & family support and referral programs.”

Indigenous Organizations

Unist’ot’en 2020 Legal Fund

“The Unist’ot’en are facing mounting legal fees in order to protect their unceded territory. To date, more than $400K has been spent on the injunction proceedings and a related Judicial Review. Funds are needed for upcoming legal costs to see the Judicial Review to completion and advance other legal challenges.”

Indspire

“Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

Our vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.”

BIPOC Support Organizations

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

“The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. Much like a “Grandmother’s Lodge”, we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.”

Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV)”

“Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV) is a non-profit society providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women, non-binary and trans women affected by poverty, violence and abuse.”

Native Women’s Shelter

“NWS provides a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives. We offer support and frontline services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Aboriginal) women and children to promote their empowerment and independence.”

American

Justice for Breonna Taylor (official)(#BREEWAYY)

“The community has been reaching out in support of Bree’s family and wanting to donate to the cause. First off, we are SO THANKFUL for EVERYONE standing up for justice and saying her name! We’re not stopping until we truly get justice! All of you are such a blessing! It’s amazing!

Second of all, we are thankful for the offers for donations. My sister and niece are too proud to say it, but this is a tough fight and it does take a toll. They’re both hard workers and they’re missing out on some work (and sleep!) in this fight for justice.

We do not expect anyone to donate to this cause; your voices are being heard and that alone is so powerful! But because of all the calls and the overwhelming generosity, I have set up this account for them.

You all are a blessing. Thank you so much again for everything! And let’s keep this fight for justice going!

#justiceforbre”

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

“On May 25, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George.

My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe. As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother’s life.  Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died. This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George.  A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.”

Black Lives Matter

“#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.”

NAACP

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.”

Say Her Name

“Launched in December 2014 by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), the #SayHerName campaign aims to bring awareness to the names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and to provide support to their families.”

Campaign Zero

“Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. We are calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable.”

Communities Against Police Brutality

“CUAPB was created to deal with police brutality in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. We work to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, education, research, and providing services and support for victims and their families.”

National Bail Fund Network

“The National Bail Fund Network is a national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration. The Network was established in September 2016 and is made up of over 60 community bail funds that use the regular payment of bail as well as strategic bail out actions in campaigns to end money bail and pretrial detention in both the criminal legal and immigration detention systems.”

Know Your Rights Camp

“The Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative has identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers and civil rights lawyers nationwide to provide legal resources for those in need.”

LGBTQ Freedom Fund

“Each day, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people are held in jail or immigration detention because they cannot afford bail—for immigration status or charges like sleeping in public.

With your help, the Freedom Fund posts bail to secure their release and safety.

In tandem, we raise awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration. We strive towards a critical mass against mass detention.”

Homeless Black Trans Women Fund

“This is fund for the community of Black Trans women that live in Atlanta and are sex workers and/or homeless.”

Black Trans Travel Fund

“The Black Trans Travel Fund is a grassroots, mutual aid based organization developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender  women with the financial resources necessary  for them to be  able to self-determine and access their safest travel options.”

 

The Loveland Foundation

“The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.

The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.”

 

The Okra Project

“The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.     

During the Middle Passage, our African ancestors snuck okra onto captive ships to sustain themselves and plant in the new world. Black Diasporic cooking traditions often use the okra plant for its versatility and it is often associated with health, prosperity, and community.

In this spirit, The Okra Project hopes to extend free, delicious, and nutritious meals to Black Trans people experiencing food insecurity.”

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