In light of current issues, many donors have contacted Fidelity Charitable asking what they can do to help address racial equity through their giving. This page is designed to connect donors to resources that help incorporate an equity lens into their individual giving strategies. We have also included a list of nonprofits that Fidelity Charitable donors have supported over the last two years that seek to end racial injustice.
These resources are not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive.
Below is a list of nonprofits that Fidelity Charitable donors have supported over the last two years that seek to end racial injustice. This list is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive, it is simply a list of organizations working to address racial inequity that are most often supported by Fidelity Charitable donors. Of course, there are a great number of other nonprofit organizations, from large national organizations to smaller grassroots groups, also working to address the issue of equity and we encourage donors to explore the full range of choices for their charitable support.
The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. It operates in all 50 states and addresses issues of racial justice, police practices and criminal justice. Search local chapters to support here.
Equal Justice Initiative challenges poverty and racial injustice and advocates for criminal justice system reform. It also works to change the narrative about race in America and to create hope for marginalized communities.
The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund fights for civil rights and racial justice in the courts and is currently addressing police reform and mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on black communities, among other critical issues.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
The United Negro College Fund awards more than 10,000 students scholarships each year, provides financial support to 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and serves as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.
The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform and defend our country’s systems of democracy and justice.
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