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Across the country, communities are demanding an end to racial injustice and systems of oppression. Many donors are asking what they can do to help. This page is designed to connect donors to resources that can help them understand the issues regarding institutional racism, approaches to funding the fight against it, and giving with an equity lens.
Through Fidelity Charitable, many donors recommend grants to nonprofits that work on behalf of black and brown communities, as well as those that fight to educate and drive long-term, systemic change to bring about a more just and equitable country. Below is a list of nonprofits that seek to end racial injustice that Fidelity Charitable donors have supported over the last two years. This list is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive. This list is simply a compilation of the organizations working to address racial inequality 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, and we encourage donors to explore the full range of choices for their charitable support.
Please check back, as we will be updating this page regularly.
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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*Please note this list is not exhaustive, and additional nonprofits are addressing racial injustice and oppression in effective ways. In compiling this information, Fidelity Charitable has relied on publicly available information with links provided in this document. Professionals at several partner organizations were also consulted. Fidelity Charitable is not responsible for the accuracy of such information or the ability of any organization to achieve specific goals. Fidelity Charitable makes no recommendation or endorsement with respect to any particular organization. Donors are encouraged to research organizations using tools, such as GuideStar and Charity Navigator, and by contacting a nonprofit’s leadership and development office to evaluate the organization’s effectiveness, financial standing and governance.