Resources for those seeking to help:
Color of Change—Sign a Petition to End Violent Policing Against Black People: Sign this petition calling for the end of police violence against Black people.
Nationwide Bail Fund: Help support bail for protestors in your community. For those here in Chicago, you can support the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
LGBTQ Fund: Bail fund providing relief to jailed LGBTQ people in 15 states and counting.
Campaign Zero: Organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.
Unicorn Riot: Nonprofit media collective dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing
Equal Justice Initiative—Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence: A reflection on the current state of police reform with recommendations for progress.
The Opportunity Agenda—Promoting Accountability : Learn how police accountability works, and the four mechanisms—community-based, political, civil, and criminal—for holding law enforcement accountable.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture—Talking About Race : An online portal to help families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
George Floyd Memorial Fund: The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family.
Minnesota Freedom Fund: Community-based fund set up to pay criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality. This has become one of the most prominent bail funds, providing relief to protesters in Minneapolis seeking justice for George Floyd.
Black Visions Collective : Minnesota-based black, trans, and queer-led organization committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.
Reclaim the Block: Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Peoples City Council Freedom Fund: Los Angeles-based fund helping to pay for legal support, bail, fines, and court fees for arrested protesters in the city, as well as medical bills and transportation for injured protesters, supplies for field medics, and direct support to L.A.’s Black Lives Matter chapter.
Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America Bail Fund: The Oakland/San Jose chapter of DSA is currently allocating donations to a temporary bail fund, as well as a COVID-19 aid fund.
Colorado Freedom Fund: Providing bail relief to protesters and other individuals across the state of Colorado. CFF has also been providing protest updates on its webpage.
Atlanta Solidarity Fund: Action Network fund set up to support the George Floyd protesters with both bail and necessary legal relief.
Chicago Community Bond Fund: Organization committed to posting bail for individuals in Cook County, Illinois, who are unable to post bail themselves.
Louisville Community Bail Fund: Bail, legal, and support fund for activists in Louisville.
Baltimore Action Legal Team: Bail fund and legal relief for the city of Baltimore, with a focus on black activists.
Massachusetts Bail Fund: Working to post bails up to $2,000 in Essex and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts.
Detroit Bail Fund: Bail fund launched by a local activist to provide relief to the city’s protesters.
Brooklyn Bail Fund: Community bail fund for Brooklyn’s incarcerated individuals. The nonprofit recently pivoted its focus to bail reform, but organizers have committed to helping those arrested in this week’s protests and are providing support to other bail funds across the country – read their full statement on the George Floyd protests here.
May 2020 Buffalo Bail Fund: Fundraiser set up to provide bail for those protesting in Buffalo, New York.
Columbus Freedom Fund: Bail fund committed to helping those arrested for protesting in Columbus.
PDX Protest Bail Fund: GoFundMe established by the General Defense Committee Local 1 to bail protesters out in Portland.
Philadelphia Bail Fund: Bail fund providing relief to protesters in the city of Philadelphia, with the long-term goal of bringing an end to cash bail.
Bukit Bail Fund of Pittsburgh: Organization founded after the preventable death of Frank “Bukit” Smart Jr., in Allegheny County Jail, working to bail out individuals currently incarcerated in ACJ.
Nashville Bail Fund: Nonprofit committed to freeing low-income individuals from jail in the city of Nashville.
Restoring Justice Community Bail Fund: A partnership between Restoring Justice, the Bail Project and Pure Justice to provide bail relief in Houston, initially set up as a response to COVID-19.
Luke 4:18 Bail Fund: Bail fund overseen by Faith in Texas committed to posting bail for individuals in Dallas.
400+1 Bail Fund: Bail fund originally created to assist a black man arrested in Austin who feared he could catch COVID-19 in jail. The fund is now being directed toward protesters in the city.
Richmond Community Bail Fund: Community group dedicated to freeing jailed individuals in Richmond who can’t make bail.
Northwest Community Bail Fund: Providing cash bail to arrested individuals in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Milwaukee Freedom Fund: Bail fund for black and brown organizers in Milwaukee. Donations are currently on pause so as to administer the funds they’ve already received, but the webpage includes a list of similar local organizations to donate to instead.
Outside the U.S.
Toronto Protestor Bail Fund: Toronto activists are holding their own Black Lives Matter protests over the death of Regis Korchinski and have set up this bail fund for those arrested.