DONATE: Black Led Organizations Fund


Here is a list of Black-run organizations you can support:

African American Community Service Agency
African Diaspora Network
American Council of Teachers
Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council
Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet
CASA of San Mateo County
Coalition of Black Excellence
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
CORA
EPA Can Do
EPA Center Arts
Ecumenical Hunger Program
Eritrean Community in Santa Clara
Ethiopian Community Services, Inc.
Family Connections
Favorite of African Village Libraries
Foundation for a College Education
Free at Last
Girls to Women
Greene Scholars
Hagar Services Coalition
Ivy and Pearls Foundation
Karat School Project
Lauren’s House for Positive Change
Leadership Incorporated
National Coalition of 100 Black Women/SV
ODOS Synergy Services
One East Palo Alto

Razing the Bar
Retraining the Village
Roots Clinic
San Mateo NAACP
Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators
Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Silicon Valley Black Chamber
SJ/SV NAACP
StreetCode Academy
Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble
Today’s Youth Matter
Ujima
Unity Care
Villages of San Mateo County
Youth Hype
Youth United for Community Action

SERIES TO WATCH ON NETFLIX 

To educate yourself on black oppression:

  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap – To help understand the concept of 'white privilege'
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story – The story of a teenager wrongfully charged with theft and jailed at Riker's Island prison for over 1,000 days.
  • When They See Us – Based on the Central Park jogger case. 5 teenage boys wrongfully convicted of a crime that they did not commit.
  • Who Killed Malcom X? – An insight into Malcolm X, his beliefs and his mysterious death.
  • 13th – Analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Netflix's Black Lives Matter Playlist: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/81299227?so=su

BOOKS TO READ:

  • How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW:

  • The Conscious Kid — Education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth.
  • Color of Change — Designing campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
  • Ibram X. Kendi — New York Times bestselling author, Founding Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC, and professor of history and international relations.
  • Rachel Cargle — Public academic, writer, lecturer, and activist providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources to explore the intersection of race and womanhood.
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham — Activist, educator, writer, and leader at the intersection of culture and justice. She is an NBC News contributor, co-host of Pod Save the People, and co-founder of Campaign Zero.
  • Rachel Ricketts — Racial justice educator, lawyer, healer, speaker, and author working to dismantle racism, help Black and Indigenous women heal from internalized oppression, and help us all reclaim our freedom.

Follow this link to find Black Lives Matter Protests in the Bay Area

WEDNESDAY – August 12

THURSDAY – August 13

FRIDAY – August 14

SATURDAY – August 15

SUNDAY – August 16

SUNDAY – August 23

TUESDAY – August 25

SATURDAY – September 5


  • Communities United Against Police Brutality —  is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. We provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality.
  • Color of Change —  is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. We challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.
  • My Brother's Keeper — MBK Alliance leads a cross-sector national call to action focused on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
  • A Letter to Take Action for Equality — Elizabeth Morrison, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment compiled a list for anyone who wants guidance on where to turn to make a real difference. Topics range from becoming an ally, economic empowerment, White privilege to understanding the workplace experience for black/underrepresented people and a few others.

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