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Where to Donate for Racial Justice in Your State

The push for racial justice and equity has become part of the national conversation in a way that few could have predicted before the summer began — with an intensity and immediacy that is heartening and hopeful for those who've long felt that dramatic change in race relations in this country is long overdue. If you've been struggling to come up with a way to be a helpful part of the conversation and movement, opening your wallet isn't a bad way to start. This list includes both national and state-level organizations fighting for racial equity, as well as bail funds focused on helping protesters get out of jail to fight for their cause another day. It is by no means exhaustive — if you know of an organization or charity that belongs on this list, tell us at kris@cheapism.com.

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StateOrganizations
ALABAMAACLU of Alabama
The Equal Justice Initiative
Urban Impact Inc.

Bail fund:
Montgomery Bail Out

ALASKAACLU of Alaska
ARIZONAACLU of Arizona
Black Lives Matter PHX Metro

Bail funds:
Black People’s Justice Fund - Metro Phoenix
Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund

ARKANSASACLU of Arkansas
Arkansas Access to Justice 

Bail fund:
Arkansas Freedom Fund

CALIFORNIAACLU of California 
Black Lives Matter LA
Black Lives Matter Long Beach
The Anti Police-Terror Project

Bail funds:
Los Angeles Action Bail Fund (organized by White People 4 Black Lives)
Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee Bail Fund
Orange County Bail Fund 
Peoples City Council Freedom Fund 
San Diego DeDe McClure Memorial Community (Bail) Fund
NorCal Resist Activist Bail & ICE Bond Fund
San Luis Obispo Bail Fund

COLORADOACLU of Colorado
Black Lives Matter 5280
Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence

Bail funds:
Colorado Freedom Fund
Funds for Protesters Against Police Brutality

CONNECTICUTACLU of Connecticut
CTCORE-Organize Now!

Bail fund:
Connecticut Bail Fund

DELAWAREACLU of Delaware
Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative 

Bail fund:
Food Not Bombs Bail Fund - Wilmington, Delaware

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAACLU of District of Columbia
Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW)
Black Lives Matter DC
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
The Praxis Project
Search for Common Ground
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)-DC

Bail funds:
Washington, D.C. does not use a cash bail system.
FLORIDAACLU of Florida 
Black Lives Matter Broward
Dream Defenders
The New Florida Majority
Community Justice Project

Bail funds: 
Support Florida f12 Protesters
Jacksonville Community Action Committee 
(F)empower Community Bond Fund
Florida LGBTQ Freedom Fund 
Collier County Bail Fund 
Orange County Dream Defenders Bail Fund 
Tampa Bay Community Support Fund
Florida Justice Center Bail Out

GEORGIAACLU of Georgia
Racial Justice Action Center
Just Georgia

Bail funds:
Atlanta Solidarity Fund 
Athens Freedom Fund
The Action Network Atlanta Protestors Fund

HAWAIIACLU of Hawai'i 

Bail fund:
Hawai'i Community Bail Fund

IDAHOACLU of Idaho 
Idaho Community Action Network
United Vision for Idaho
ILLINOISACLU of Illinois
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training 
Assata's Daughters 
Equiticity Racial Equity Movement

Bail funds: 
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Winnebago Bond Project
Champaign County Bailout Coalition

INDIANAACLU of Indiana
Black Lives Matter South Bend
Indy10 Black Lives Matter

Bail funds:
The Bail Project Indianapolis
BLM Bloomington Bail Out Fund

IOWAACLU of Iowa
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement 

Bail fund: 
Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

KANSASACLU of Kansas
Showing Up for Racial Justice-Kansas City 
Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equality 

Bail fund:
BLM Lawrence Bail Fund

KENTUCKYACLU of Kentucky 
Black Lives Matter-Louisville
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 
Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice 

Bail funds:
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Lexington Bail Fund

LOUISIANAACLU of Louisiana 
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice 
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice

Bail funds:
New Orleans Safety and Freedom Fund
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Community Bail Fund

MAINEACLU of Maine
MARYLANDACLU of Maryland
Associated Black Charities 
Baltimore Racial Justice Action

Bail fund:
Baltimore Action Legal Team Bail Fund

MASSACHUSETTSACLU of Massachusetts 
Black Lives Matter Boston
Black Lives Matter Cambridge
Black Boston
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
Coalition for Social Justice
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls 
Showing Up for Racial Justice Boston 

Bail fund:
The Massachusetts Bail Fund
FANG Community Bail Fund

MICHIGANACLU of Michigan 
Black Lives Matter Detroit
Black Lives Matter Lansing
New Detroit 
Michigan United
Eliminating Racism & Creating/Celebrating Equity (ERACCE)

Bail funds:
Detroit Bail Fund
Detroit Justice Center

MINNESOTAACLU of Minnesota
Showing Up for Racial Justice Minnesota 
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block

Bail fund:
Minnesota Freedom Fund

MISSISSIPPIACLU of Mississippi 
Mississippi Center for Justice

Bail fund:
The Mississippi Bail Fund Collective

MISSOURIACLU of Missouri
The Organization for Black Struggle
Race Matters, Friends

Bail funds:
Kansas City Community Bail Fund
Missouri Black Protester Relief Fund
Reale Justice Community Bail Fund: Kansas City
One Struggle KC Legal Fund

MONTANAACLU of Montana 
The Montana Racial Equity Project
NEBRASKAACLU of Nebraska
The Empowerment Network
Inclusive Communities 

Bail fund:
Neighbors for Common Good Bail Fund

NEVADAACLU of Nevada

Bail fund:
Vegas Freedom Fund
NEW HAMPSHIREACLU of New Hampshire
NEW JERSEYACLU of New Jersey
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Not In Our Town Princeton
Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition
NEW MEXICOACLU of New Mexico
Northern New Mexico Showing Up for Racial Justice

Bail fund:
Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice Bail Fund

NEW YORKACLU of New York
Black Lives Matter New York City
Black Women's Blueprint
The Gathering For Justice
Showing Up for Racial Justice New York City
Black Love Resists in the Rust 

Bail funds:
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Albany Bail & Safety Fund for Black Lives
Buffalo Legal, Bail, and Organizing Fund
OAR of Tompkins County
New York City Emergency Release Fund
The Liberty Fund
Harlem Bail Bond Fund

NORTH CAROLINAACLU of North Carolina
Equality North Carolina
NC CRED
Rise Together NC
It Ends Now Charlotte
Charlotte Uprising 

Bail funds:
Freedom Fighter Bail Fund
Forsyth County Community Bail Fund 
The Anti-Racist Activist Fund
Alamance County Community Bail Fund

NORTH DAKOTAACLU of North Dakota

Bail fund:
Fargo Moorhead Mutual Aid

OHIOACLU of Ohio
Racial Justice Now Ohio
Showing up For Racial Justice Northeast Ohio

Bail funds:
Black Lives Matter Cleveland 
Ohio Community Coalition Bail Fund
Columbus Freedom Fund 
Youngstown Freedom Fund
Beloved Community Church Cincinnati Bail Fund

OKLAHOMAACLU of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Policy Institute 
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

Bail fund:
Black Lives Matter Oklahoma

OREGONACLU of Oregon
Black Lives Matter PDX
The Black Resilience Fund 
Don't Shoot PDX 
Unite Oregon 
Coalition of Communities of Color 
Basic Rights Oregon
Western States Center

Bail fund:
PDX Protest Bail Fund

PENNSYLVANIAACLU of Pennsylvania
Black Lives Matter Philly
The Black Political Empowerment Project
The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

Bail funds:
Bukit Bail Fund of Pittsburgh
Dauphin County Bail Fund 
Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Philadelphia Bail Fund 
Lancaster Bail Fund
Up Against the Law Bail Fund

RHODE ISLANDACLU of Rhode Island
Nonviolence Institute
Sista Fire
Direct Actions for Rights and Equality 

Bail fund:
FANG Community Bail Fund

SOUTH CAROLINAACLU of South Carolina
South Carolina Progressive Network
College of Charleston Avery Research Center
The Charleston Forum
YWCA Greater Charleston Racial Equity Institute

Bail fund:
Charleston Protestor Fund

SOUTH DAKOTAACLU of South Dakota
TENNESSEEACLU of Tennessee
Black Lives Matter Memphis
Black Lives Matter Nashville
Gideon's Army
The Equity Alliance
No Exceptions Prison Collective 
Just City 
Mid-South Peace & Justice Center

Bail funds:
Nashville Bail Fund 
Memphis Community Bail Fund
Hamilton County Community Bail Fund 
Mid-South Peace & Justice Center BLM Community Bail Fund

TEXASACLU of Texas
Black Lives Matter Houston
Austin Justice Coalition
African American Youth Harvest Foundation
The Afiya Center
Dallas Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
Empower Houston
Restoring Justice 
Texas Organizing Project

Bail funds:
Texas Organizing Project Bailout Fund 
Faith in Texas Luke 4:18 Bail Fund 
Tarrant County Community Bail Fund
Austin Bail Fund
Arlington Bail Fund
The Dallas Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Bail Fund

UTAHACLU of Utah
Racially Just Utah 

Bail fund:
Salt Lake City Community Bail

VERMONTACLU of Vermont
Peace & Justice Center Racial Justice Program
Rights & Democracy Vermont
Justice for All
VIRGINIAACLU of Virginia
Showing Up for Racial Justice Virginia
Legal Aid Justice Center's Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program
Virginia Organizing

Bail funds:
Richmond Community Bail Fund
Roanoke Community Bail Fund
Tidewater Solidarity Center Fund

WASHINGTONBlack Lives Matter Seattle-King County
ACLU of Washington
King County Equity Now
Seattle Indivisible
Fuse Washington
Not This Time!

Bail funds:
BLM Seattle Freedom Fund
Northwest Community Bail Fund

WEST VIRGINIAACLU of West Virginia
Call to Action for Racial Equality (CARE)
Our Future West Virginia
Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Bail fund:
Black Lives Matter West Virginia

WISCONSINACLU of Wisconsin
Groundwork Madison
Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
Foundation for Black Women's Wellness
Freedom, Inc. 
Rid Racism Milwaukee

Bail funds:
Free the 350 Bail Fund
Milwaukee Freedom Fund

WYOMINGACLU of Wyoming
NATIONALACLU
Black Lives Matter
Campaign Zero
Center for Racial Justice in Education
Race Forward
Showing Up for Racial Justice
The Bail Project
The Marshall Project
The Movement for Black Lives
TMI Project/Black Stories Matter

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