Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support
Learn more about the numerous grassroots organizations that are leading the movement for anti-racism, equality, and systemic change. If you are able to, also consider a financial contribution. We’ve compiled a list of some suggested places to start.
*Note: Multiple Black femmes have cautioned against donating to Shaun King.
Interactive Map of Black-owned Businesses in New York City
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- Black Visions Collective - Black Visions Collective builds movements and strategic local campaigns in the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota to create systems transformation. They are dedicated to Black liberation, collective liberation, and transformative justice.
- BYP100 - BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) is a national, member-based youth-led organization with multiple chapters building a Black politic through a Black, queer, feminist lens. They focus on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and education, and work toward ending systems of anti-Blackness.
- Critical Resistance - Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.
- Decolonize this Place - Decolonize this Place (DTP) is an action-oriented movement in New York City consisting of grassroots groups and art collectives that seek to resist, unsettle, and reclaim the city.
- Reclaim the Block - Reclaim the Block advocates for the Minneapolis community and city council members to move money away from the police department and support other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
- Survived and Punished - S&P organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, support and free criminalized survivors, and abolish gender violence, policing, prisons, and deportations.
- Equal Justice Initiative - Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy. EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
- Know Your Rights Camp - Know Your Rights Camp’s Legal Defense Fund provides legal aid to anyone who has been arrested or has been a victim of police brutality while fighting injustice across the nation. Their Covid19 Relief fund provides aid to Black and Brown people in need. Founded by Colin Kaepernick, their mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
- National Bail Out -The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration
- Southern Poverty Law Center - The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
- Survived and Punished - A national coalition that includes survivors, organizers, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently and formerly incarcerated people. S&P organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, support and free criminalized survivors, and abolish gender violence, policing, prisons, and deportations. S&P has affiliates in New York, Chicago, and California. It was founded in 2016 by organizers from the Stand With Nan-Hui defense campaign, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Love & Protect (then known as Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander), and the national Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign.
- Black Lives Matter - 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. They combat and counter acts of violence, create space for Black imagination and innovation, and center Black joy.
- Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en La Lucha, CTUL - CTUL is a group of labor organizers focusing on BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and immigrant workers across the Twin Cities. Their office is half a block from the site of George Floyd’s murder and they have been a core site of supplies and relief efforts to protestors. They aim to develop leadership and build power to lead the struggle for fair wages, basic respect, and voice in the workplace.
- The Conscious Kid - An education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth.
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) - A national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.
- Unicorn Riot - A decentralized, non-profit media collective that reports on sources of racial and economic injustice in the US. They operate out of Boston, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Philadelphia, and produce live streams of political rallies and protests. Much of the protest coverage from Minneapolis came from Unicorn Riot. They are funded by viewer donations.
- The Audre Lorde Project - The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.
- G.L.I.T.S - G.L.I.T.S supports transgender sex workers in NYC and globally through supporting asylum seekers and advocates for health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers.
- The Okra Project - The Okra Project 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 they can be reached.
- Trans Justice Funding Project - The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people.
- Women for Political Change Mutual Aid Fund - This fund provides $200 payments to women and trans & non-binary folks in need under the age of 30. Priority is given to folks who identify as BIPOC, queer, trans, sick or disabled, undocumented, or unemployed. Also has an ongoing mutual aid initiative.
- BAJI - Black Alliance for Just Immigration - BAJI organizes and advocates for immigrant rights and racial justice with African Americans and Black immigrants. Black immigrants face a more difficult immigration process and are racially profiled, leading to disproportionate rates of immigration detention and deportation. BAJI brings Black voices together to fight structural racism through a wide range of strategic programs. (CA, NY, AZ, GA)
- Black Immigrant Collective - The Black Immigrant Collective is a Minnesota Black-led immigrant organization that amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota. Our work includes: mutual aid support; deportation & detention defense; local, state & federal policy and resource sharing.
- UndocuBlack Network - UBN is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters communtiy and facilitates access to resources. Their vision is to have truly inclusive immigrant rights and racial justice movements that provide healing spaces and community to LGBTQ+ folks, Black undcoumented individuals, and those with intersecting identities.
- Black Table Arts - Black Table Arts gathers black communities through the arts, towards better futures in Minneapolis.
- Divine Natural Ancestry - DNA is providing free whole foods to BIPOC in the Twin Cities area. DNA grows, harvests, and distributes free, organic food to communities and families in the Twin Cities who might otherwise not be able to access it. Led by Black womxn.
- Minnesota Youth Collective - Minnesota Youth Collective builds the political power of young people through voter engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. They support and invest in the leadership of young people that government and politics have historically ignored: communities of color, native communities, LGBTQ+ folks, women, and working class people.
- MN Healing Justice Network -The MN Healing Justice Network is a collaborative network of over 100 community healers centering the wellness of Black and Brown families through mutual aid, health equity and solidarity. They provide long haul care, ongoing trauma response and immediate funds to healers on site at Cup Foods and Moon Palace Medic Relief.
- Spiral Collective - The Spiral Collective is a volunteer reproductive options and support group based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, occupied Dakota territories.
- Twin Cities DSA - Distributing non-prepared foods, diapers and other household goods to the community at Moon Palace Books. The Twin Cities chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. Is an all-volunteer organization of Minneapolis–St. Paul activists who believe in expanding democracy, building worker power, and fighting racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression.
- Twin Cities Recovery Project - Providing grief and trauma support, long-haul care, ongoing trauma response and immediate funds to healers on site at Cup Foods and Moon Palace Medic Relief. Provides support for those seeking a lifestyle free from addiction.
Columbia Emergency Loan Fund - The Columbia Emergency Loan Fund for Small Businesses is a relief program that disperses capital to assist small businesses struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Recent reports indicate that 40 percent of small businesses in New York, employing close to 3 million workers, could fail leaving nearly 1.5 million people without jobs. The Fund amplifies Columbia's commitment to support local employment by small businesses in Upper Manhattan.
- Microsoft Resources for US Nonprofits Serving Black and African American Communities - Through the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration for Black and African American Communities program, Microsoft's Onboarding Concierge team can match your organization with the technical software and services that will help increase the impact of your mission. The Onboarding Concierge can help US nonprofits serving Black and African American communities modernize and streamline their technical operations, including:
- Setting up an Office 365 environment for email and documents, along with free Azure sponsorships for hosting websites and data.
- Advising on specific solutions, such as collaborating, chatting, and video conferencing using Teams.
- Providing access to training and learning paths so employees can drive greater impact.