Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation), a US nonprofit global organization active in the US, UK, and Canada is grateful for the generosity and support of donors and is pleased to announce a $6.5 million fund to support grassroots organizing work. This fund is available to all chapters affiliated with the BLM Global Network Foundation. Starting July 1, 2020, affiliated chapters may apply for unrestricted grant funding of up to $500,000 in multi-year grants.
Businesses, philanthropic organizations, and celebrities continue to push funding toward fighting economic and social inequality at a record pace.
Why it matters: Despite the pace of funding and commitments Black communities across the country show no signs of improvement from the massive amounts of giving following the months after Floyd’s death.
Corporate Commitments to Social Justice Organizations
Source: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project.
Pledge Donations – Celebrities
Chrissy Teigen was among the first to donate her money to bail out people who took to the streets to protest the death of Floyd in May. She used Twitter to announce that she had committed $100,000.
Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000 https://t.co/axuJnazJkU— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
John Legend, posted on Twitter to announce that he donated to the Movement for Black Lives, the National Lawyers Guild and the Bail Project.
Americans have the first amendment right to peacefully protest oppression and injustice. Chrissy and I will be donating to these 3 organizations which are organizing, supporting and defending those marching for justice: @Mvmnt4BlkLives @nlgnews @bailproject https://t.co/whxOPQQuTu
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 31, 2020
Paramore donates $25,000 across Black Lives Matter Nashville, Campaign Zero and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Justin Bieber’s announced that it was donating money to Color of Change, a civil rights advocacy group.
I do things every day without fear, because I am privileged, and I am privileged every day because I am white.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 30, 2020
Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti racist.
Social change is enacted when a society mobilizes.
I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. pic.twitter.com/45MSXAWEJl
Angelina Jolie Hopes to Correct ‘Deep Structural Wrongs’ as She Donates $200K to NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Angelina Jolie has donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their work to fight for racial justice and equal rights for all Americans. The actress, who turned 45 on Thursday, hopes to address the United States’ long history of systemic racism and injustice amid the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, ET has learned.
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Ellen DeGeneres announced that she pledged an undisclosed sum of money to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Black Lives Matter organization and the ACLU.
DeGeneres announced that she pledged an undisclosed sum of money to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Black Lives Matter organization and the ACLU.
I support the protestors who are exercising their rights and standing up against the horrible injustices that Black people in America face everyday.#BlackLivesMatter— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 31, 2020
Korean pop band BTS donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Source
우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 4, 2020
우리는 폭력에 반대합니다.
나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다.
We stand against racial discrimination.
We condemn violence.
You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together.#BlackLivesMatter
Pledge Donations – Fashion
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Warby Parker
- Cos / H&M
- Honest Beauty
- Pretty Little Thing
- Gap Inc. Family
- Hourglass Cosmetics
- Paula's Choice
- Boy Smells
- Beyond Yoga
- Glow Recipe
- Collina Strada
- Lisa Says Gah
- Josie Maran
- Grande Cosmetics
- Eileen Fisher
Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand, part of Nike, have pledged $100 million against racial injustice.
Glossier is donating upward of $1 million dollars to fight systemic racism. They are donating $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Equal Justice Initiative, The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and We The Protestors. The other additional $500,000 will be in the form of grants to Black-owned beauty businesses.
Adidas has announced it will be investing $120 million towards Black communities in the US over the next four years
Remaining silent is not a neutral position when the people we should be standing with live in fear of police brutality due to systemic racism.— adidas (@adidas) June 10, 2020
With that in mind, it’s our people who we owe this to the most.
Warby Parker is donating $1 million to organizations and initiatives focused on combating systemic racism.
All of Collina Strada’s sales this week (commencing June 1) will go towards bail funds around the United States.
Indie boutique Lisa Says Gah will be purchasing $10,000 worth of products from Black-owned businesses for their store.
Fundraisers / GoFundMe (Developing)
90,000 GoFundme results. Unclear what FundRaisers are official.
Fundraisers / GoFundMe (Developing)
$3,069,790 raised source
#BlackLivesMatter-Los Angeles is the original chapter of the global movement built to challenge state-sanctioned violence against Black people and to vision and build a just and free society. Since 2013, BLM organizers have been doing work to disrupt systems of oppression and work vision and build the kind of world in which we want to live..
Our work includes non-violent direct action, policy work, movement building, strengthing alliances, community self care, and creative engagement. We are not a direct service or charity organization. However, we are connected to, engage with, and provide as much support as possible to the families of those killed by law enforcement, many of whom have become members of BLMLA.