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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.

T= 17,760,505,000

Corporate Commitments to Social Justice Organizations

*$0 = Undisclosed Amount
Status Org/Fund Type Form 990 Year
Status wdt_ID Org/Fund Type CEO Executive Compensation Source Form 990 Form 990 Year Recent Revenue
No Financial Data Found 1 (F)empower Community Bond Fund Bail funds Developing 0.00
No Financial Data Found 2 Atlanta Solidarity Fund Bail funds Developing 0.00
Found 3 Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Bail funds PETER GOLDBERG (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) 193,942 2019 2,550,062.00
No Financial Data Found 4 BUY AT NORTHWEST COMMUNITY BAIL FUND Bail funds Developing 0.00
Found 5 Chicago Community Bond Fund Bail funds Sharlyn Grace 0 2018 673,636.00
No Financial Data Found 6 Columbus Freedom Fund (Ohio) Bail funds Developing 0.00
No Financial Data Found 7 Dallas Bail Fund for Protesters Bail funds Developing 0.00
No Financial Data Found 8 Louisville Community Bail Fund Bail funds Developing 0.00
Found 9 Minnesota Freedom Fund Bail funds Kassius O Benson 2018 231,424.00
Found 10 Nashville Community Bail Fund Bail funds Joan Shayne (President) 2019 459,543.00
T= 193,942 T= 3,914,665.00
1 AL Birmingham and Hoover @Starrobb $StarRobb
2 AL The Montgomery Bail Out
3 AZ Black People’s Justice Fund - Metro Phoenix
4 AZ Phoenix Autonomy Bail Fund @autonomyphoenix Twitter: @AutonomyPhoenix
5 AZ Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund
6 CA Anti Police-Terror Project
7 CA APTP Sacramento @aptp_sac
8 CA Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee Bail Fund
9 CA Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles
10 CA Los Angeles - Free Meals for Black People @spiritbirdsie $spiritbirdsie More about the organizer
9 05/28/2020 African American Group (United States) Minnesota Hennepin Minneapolis 10TV; Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Fox9 On 28 May 2020, thousands of people demonstrated in Minneapolis (Minnesota) in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against police brutality and the death of George Floyd. Rioters set fire to a police precinct and an apartment. At least 20 build 1
10 05/29/2020 Dave Patrick Underwood Boogaloo California Alameda Oakland NBC News; Los Angeles Times On 29 May 2020, during a demonstration in Oakland, California over the killing of George Floyd by police, two alleged members of the Boogaloo movement fired from a vehicle on federal officers who were working security at the protest, killing 1 and injurin 1
11 05/30/2020 Sole Perpetrator (United States) Nebraska Douglas Omaha KETV Channel 7; CBS News On 30 May 2020, up to 1,000 people gathered as part of the Black Lives Matter movement in Omaha (Nebraska) to denounce the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. According to reports, people began throwing objects at police, who 1
12 05/30/2020 African American Group (United States) Missouri Saint Louis City St. Louis KY3; Fox2 (St. Louis); Count Love On 30 May 2020, around 3 a.m., people were still demonstrating in front of police headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against police brutality and the death of George Floyd. A group of people began looting 1
14 05/31/2020 African American Group (United States) Illinois Cook Chicago AP On 31 May 2020, during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Chicago (Cook, Illinois) over George Floyd's death, demonstrators clashed with the police, set fires, and damaged properties. Six people were shot. One fatality was reported. About 20 police off 1
15 06/01/2020 African American Group (United States) Kentucky Jefferson Louisville New York Post Other: On 1 June 2020, a black barbecue owner, David McAtee, was killed in an armed altercation, after the National Guard and Louisville police were called in to respond to a large gathering and enforce the city's 9 p.m. curfew in Louisville, Kentucky. Wh 1
16 06/01/2020 Civilians (United States) Illinois Cook Cicero AP On 1 June 2020, people demonstrated and rioted, vandalizing and looting stores, in Cicero (Illinois) in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against police brutality. Police intervened and 60 people were arrested. Two bystanders were shot dead d 2
17 06/01/2020 Police Forces of the United States (2017-) Missouri Saint Louis City St. Louis Fox9; CNN On 1 June 2020, demonstrators threw rocks at police and looted businesses during a demonstration in St. Louis (Missouri) in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. One former police officer was shot and killed while responding to an alarm at a pawnsho 1
18 06/01/2020 African American Group (United States) Nevada Clark Las Vegas US Press Freedom Tracker; Channel 8 (Las Vegas); North-West Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Fox5 (Las Vegas) On 1 June 2020, demonstrators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement clashed with police in Las Vegas (Nevada). Police employed rubber bullets to disperse them, hitting a journalist. Police shot and killed a demonstrator, Jorge Gomez, after he alleged 1
19 06/02/2020 Latinx Group (United States) California Solano Vallejo ABC7 (San Francisco) On 2 June 2020, in Vallejo (California), a police officer shot and killed Sean Monterrosa, a 22-year-old Latino American man, while unarmed and kneeling on the ground. The officer was responding to reports of looting at a Walgreens in the wake of demonstr 1

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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.

Fashion Nova announced that their plan to support the #blacklivesmatter movement. We have spent the past four days since then working with black community leaders, influencers, and ambassadors to develop a plan.
Fashion Nova Cares pledged to spend $1 million dollars throughout 2020 in donations for community resources and activism, awareness campaigns and other initiatives to help in the fight for racial equality and opportunity.

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.

Today Fashion Nova is giving $25,000 to @UntilFreedom, an organization whose work is focused on mitigating systemic and racial injustice and promoting police accountability. Until Freedom works tirelessly on the frontlines fighting for justice and criminal justice reform.

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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