Here are some places to donate to local bailout/legal funds and grassroots organizations. Constantly updating.
Black Lives Matter (click to donate).
No more passive allyship. Open up your purses and wallets and put your money where your retweets and mouths are.
Justice for Tony McDade Petition (click to sign)
#FreeBlackMamas National Bailout Fund (click to donate).
“Men’s facilities are being decarcerated at higher rates than women’s, showcasing the deep misogynoir entrenched in the criminal punishment system. Many folks are also being released with conditions like electronic monitoring, which cost money and require mamas to have a home. Also, while jails are decarcerating, those who are left inside either have no bond or exorbitantly high bond, or they’re disallowed from being bailed out altogether.”
North Star Health Collective (click to donate)
“Our organizing collective core includes health providers— physicians, nurses, healers, herbalists, doulas. Many of us are also long term community organizers with diverse experience across a range of social sectors—affordable housing, environmental justice, women’s health, human rights. There are multitude of ways to be involved, and we’re committed to making the world safer for marginalized peoples, activists, organizers, healers, and radicals. We provide trainings and resources, provide street medic support to community organizing, and collaborate with other radical healing communities to expand access to mental, physical, and herbal health care in Minnesota.”
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (click to donate)
“Brooklyn Community Bail Fund secures the freedom of New Yorkers who would otherwise be detained pretrial due to their poverty alone. We are committed to challenging the criminalization of race, poverty and immigration status, the practice of putting a price on fundamental rights, and the persistent myth that bail is a necessary element of the justice system.”
Columbus Freedom Fund (click to donate)
“Grassroots organizers working to end cash bail and pretrial detention in Columbus, Ohio.”
Black Visions MN (click to donate)
“Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity and equity for all.”
Reclaim the Block (click to donate)
“A coalition to demand that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives.”
Louisville Community Bail Fund (click to donate)
“The Louisville Community Bail Fund exists to not only bail out folks, but provide post-release support to get them from jail, fed, and to a situation of safety. LCBF also maintains a focus on preventative measures for those targeted by law enforcement and threatened with incarceration. While we work with national networks, we are also one of the only bail funds that rely entirely on support from individuals in our social justice community.”
Minnesota Freedom Fund (click to donate)
A fund to help bailout protesters in Minneapolis.
NYC Bail Out Fund
Cash App ($bailoutnycmay) | Paypal (@bailoutnycmay)
“Nadarrius was a fun, loving, 15 year old who tragically lost his life may 26th 2020 due to drowning in Jacob’s creek in west Moreland county. He had many friends and family who loved him dearly. In order to support our loving mother, we organized a GoFundMe page to aid in a Celebration Of Life ceremony. Anything will help truly & we appreciate everyone who supported & donated.”
Mutual Aid Fund for Sex Workers of Color (click to donate)
Trans Law Center (click to donate)
“Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”
Philly Bail Fund (click to donate)
Restoring Justice: Houston Community Bail Fund (click to donate)
“Restoring Justice is partnering with The Bail Project and Pure Justice to use donations to pay bail for people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic at no cost to them or their loved ones. We are independent nonprofit organizations that are not affiliated with or part of any law enforcement agency. Your client must meet the following criteria to be eligible for bail assistance through this partnership.”
Assata’s Daughters: Chicago (click to donate)
“AD was founded, planned, and operated by Black women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people to carry on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur, to train up others in the radical political tradition of Black feminism, and to learn how to organize on the ground around the demand for Black liberation, particularly a demand for abolition.”
The Action Network: Atlanta Solidarity Fund (click to donate)
Colorado Freedom Fund (click to donate)
“Founded in 2018, Colorado Freedom Fund (CFF) is a revolving fund that pays ransom (posts money bond, pays cash bail) for people unable to afford the cost of buying their own freedom. #FreeThemAll #BringOurNeighborsHome”
The Bail Project (click to donate)
“The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is on a mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home. Since bail money comes back to us when cases close, we’re able to recycle every dollar donated at least twice per year.”