In the current social climate, you may be looking for ways to make a difference. You could directly help the victims’ families by donating to their own fundraising campaigns or you could contribute to organizations that support equality and social justice. We’ve rounded up just a few for you to check out.

Black Mamas Matter

Black Mamas Matter Alliance advocates for, drives research, builds power, and shifts culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

Black Visions Collective

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

House of GG

Focusing on trans women of color in the south, House of GG creates safe and transformative spaces for the community to heal and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. 

TransJustice 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.

The Okra Project

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans people wherever we can reach them.

The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Black & Brown Founders

Provide community, education, and access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources.

Black Feminist Project

The BLK Projek harnesses the power of the local, good food movement to create economic development opportunities for marginalized women and youth. Empowering them to combat food justice while creating viable pathways out of poverty.

Black Girls Code

Introduces young and pre-teen girls of color to programming and technology.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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