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Corporate Donations | Audits | Celebrity Donations | Fashion Industry | Articles | Protest Watch

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

Org/Fund Type
wdt_ID Org/Fund Source Type Amount

Thousand Currants / Black Lives Matter Audits

Audit 2019

Audit 2018

Audit 2017

Audit 2016

Shaun King Fundraising Report

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.

John Legend, posted on Twitter to announce that he donated to the Movement for Black Lives, the National Lawyers Guild and the Bail Project.


Lady Gaga Black Lives Matter Donation. Undisclosed ammount.

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.

Harry Styles announced bail funds donation. Undisclosed ammount.

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.


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.

Korean pop band BTS donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Source

Pledge Donations – Fashion

Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand, part of Nike, have pledged $100 million against racial injustice.

Adidas has announced it will be investing $120 million towards Black communities in the US over the next four years

Warby Parker is donating $1 million to organizations and initiatives focused on combating systemic racism.

Beauty brand Farmacy has committed to donating $10,000 to Color of Change as a “starting point.”

Gap Inc. — parent company to Athleta, Gap, Old Navy, and Athleta, will be donating $250,000 to the NAACP and Embrace Race.

Studs is matching donations from their weekend sales to the NAACP.

Cocokind is donating all of their proceeds to a different anti-racism organization every day of this week (starting June 1) as well as an additional $10,000 to the ACLU.

SHEIN is pledging to donate $200,000 to various Black-led organizations, starting with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Each week, the brand will continue to donate to different organizations.

The California-based athleisure brand a $25,000 to the ACLU.

All of Collina Strada’s sales this week (commencing June 1) will go towards bail funds around the United States.

Brooklyn’s Pêche will be donating proceeds from their online archive sale to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.

Indie boutique Lisa Says Gah will be purchasing $10,000 worth of products from Black-owned businesses for their store.

Grande Cosmetics has donated $25,000 to the NAACP. Additionally, through June, 10% of all proceeds from the brand’s website sales will be donated to the NAACP with a goal of $50,000 or more.

The cult-favorite shoe brand is donating $100K to organizations fighting racial injustice, starting with Black Lives Matter.

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.

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Announces $6.5 Million Fund to Support Organizing Work

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.


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