Go Grassroots

Grassroots organizations across the nation are working tirelessly to make positive, effective change in Black communities.

You can support an organization by joining their mailing list, promoting their services or volunteering at fundraisers/events, sharing their work, and by making a donation.

We have curated a shortlist of leading organizations nationally that are fighting for the greater Black community.

ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 working to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Black Futures Lab

Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform our communities, build Black political power, and change the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally.

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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.

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Color of Change

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.

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DREAM Defenders

Dream Defenders organizes Black and Brown youth to build power in our communities to advance a new vision we have for the state.

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Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

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Fair Fight

Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights.

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G.L.I.T.S.

G.L.I.T.S approaches the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community.

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Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. In doing so, the movement makes it possible for us, and therefore everyone, to live healthy and fruitful lives.

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NAACP

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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National Action Network

Founded in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.

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National black disability coalition

The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) is a response to the need for Blacks with Disabilities in America to organize around issues of mutual concern and use our collective strength to address disability issues with an emphasis on people who live in poverty.

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National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil right and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

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New Alternatives

New Alternatives is advocating for change. We are dedicated to the care and well-being of these young people and are at the forefront of combating the epidemic of poverty and homelessness in New York City's LGBTQ+ youth population

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Policy Link

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works.

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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. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

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The Hetrick-Martin Institute

At the Hetrick-Martin Institute we believe all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

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The Justice League

The Gathering for Justice’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities that permeate the justice system.

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The Love Land Foundation

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

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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. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

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Until Freedom

Until Freedom is an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice.

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Women for Political Change

Women for Political Change (WFPC) holistically invests in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.

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