There are many ways to get involved in the social justice movement. By donating to any of the following organizations you could be making a huge step in improving the lives of those in your community!
Campaign Zero encourages policymakers to focus on solutions with the strongest evidence of effectiveness at reducing police violence. Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
ACCE is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization dedicated to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need to improve our communities and create a brighter future. They take seriously their commitment to ground-up organizing to build a strong people’s movement that can create transformative community change. ACCE works like a church or a union, everyone pitches in what they can to support the work of empowering community members and winning progressive change. No donation is too big or too small.
Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles
#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. They 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. They need your support for materials and supplies, travel, and facilities costs related to actions, meetings, and their ongoing work.
The Bail Project
The Bail Project combats mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system—one person at a time. They restore the presumption of innocence, reunite families, and challenge a system that criminalizes race and poverty. They're on a mission to end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home, and will be recycled for someone else when their case closes.
Food on Foot
Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our houseless and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through a life-skills education, full-time employment, and permanent housing. Your donations help provide essential services such as interview training, money management education, crisis management training, and group therapy programs. Donations are also essential to help provide people with work attire, bus passes, food, and other essentials required for a successful transition to permanent housing.
The JusticeLA Coalition
In partnership with grassroots organizations, advocates, directly impacted communities, and stakeholders, JusticeLA works to reduce the footprint of incarceration by stopping jail expansion and reclaiming, reimagining, and reinvesting dollars away from incarceration and into community-based systems of care. They successfully stopped LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan and lead the development of LA County’s Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup report.