Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Black Lives Matter Affiliated Organizations in Need of Donations

July 21, 2020

As a follow up to our response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests around the country, we have compiled a list of organizations affiliated with the movement in need of donations. We will be updating this list as much as possible, to ensure that resources are moved most effectively. 

  • Rhode Island Solidarity Fund (Any money donated to this fund is split up equally between the following organizations)
    • George Wiley Center
    • Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR)
    • Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)
    • Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)
    • Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE)
  • Rhode Island for Community and Justice: Social justice nonprofit dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.
  • Fang Community Bail Fund: Can be accessed in Rhode Island by anyone unable to post bail, including folks incarcerated before June 2020.
  • Black and Pink: Prison abolitionist organization supporting LGBTQ and HIV-positive prisoners.
  • Sista Fire RI: Network of women of color to build collective power for social, economic and political transformation.
  • Books Are Wings: Donates books and remote learning resources to Providence Public Schools and students. 
  • Dandelions are Flowers Too: A program that works to dismantle the school to prison pipeline theory amongst students of color. 
  • The Exoneration Initiative: Pioneering not-for-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to wrongfully convicted people in New York
  • Black Inmate Commissary Fund: Creating access for black inmates in Georfia to have commissary and books 
  • Essie Justice Group: Essie Justice Group is a nonprofit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration.
  • The Transgender District: The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.
  • TGI Justice Project TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers, creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
  • Black Trans Travel Fund: 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.
  • For the Gworls Party: Raising funds to assist with Black trans folks’ rent + affirmative surgery
  • Marsha P. Johnson Institute: Protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people, through organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting their collective power.
  • The Okra Project: 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.
  • Black Women’s Blueprint: transnational Black feminist organization which celebrates and seizes the opportunities of the African diaspora, all while mourning of the violent conditions that created it