Black Lives Matter – Ways to Help

Organizations to support through volunteer work or donations: 

Vermont 

  • Vermont Racial Justice Alliance: Under the leadership of a people-of-color led Steering Committee and assisted by a network of individuals and organizations across Vermont, the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance advocates for the implementation of State and local policy mitigating the direct impact and dismantling the root (systemic) origins of racism in Vermont. 
  • Peace & Justice Center Vermont: In response to the killing of George Floyd and countless others, the Peace & Justice Center has compiled this list. They especially encourage white people to take responsibility to change our racist, broken systems.

National  

  • Ways to Help: Simple list of different ways you can help.
  • Black Lives Matter: The national umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement, donations to BLM go toward programs and actions across the country, focused on ending white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence.  Did you know that BLM was founded by three women?
  • Campaign Zero: Campaign Zero is a national advocacy organization that uses data-based research to inform policy solutions aimed at eliminating police violence.  
  • How to Become a Better Ally: In the United States, Black people have lived through a long history of racial injustice and senseless, institutionalized violence. This isn’t their battle to fight alone. Here’s how you can help in the fight for equality and racial justice.p in the fight for equality and racial justice.
  • Police Use of Force Project: How police use of force policies can help to end police violence. 

Bail Funds 

  • The Bail Project: With offices or partnerships in cities from coast to coast, the Bail Project is one of the largest and most established bail funds.  
  • National Bail Out: Working to end systems of mass incarceration by bailing out Black Mamas and organizing to end money bail and pretrial detention.  

Organizations to follow on social media: 

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