Texas Nonprofits that Contribute to the Black Lives Matter Movement

These Texas-based organizations work to promote equality, combat racial injustice, and preserve the heritage of Texas’ Black Community. Here are 13 nonprofits contributing to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In the wake of state, national, and local protests against racism and police brutality, donations have flooded into national and Minnesota-based organizations, including Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, and the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Along with these initiatives, let’s talk about Texas-based organizations that you can support or get involved with right here at home.

1.San Antonio Area African American Community Fund

Part of the San Antonio Area Foundation, this fund works to promote philanthropy and to support nonprofits in San Antonio that serve African Americans. It has distributed more than $150,000 to charitable organizations and established $60,000 in loans to black-owned businesses since 2010.

2.Dallas Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

This grassroots organization works to stop police wrongdoing, prison profiteering, economic inequity and racist political repression. https://us.commitchange.com/tx/dallas/dfwalliance

3.African American Youth Harvest Foundation – Austin

This organizations mission is to effectually address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency. https://aayhf.org

4. Texas Organizing Project

Recommended by the National Bail Fund Network, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Texas Organizing Project seeks to transform the state into one where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. Donations to TOP’s Community Bail Out Fund will go toward posting bail for any protestors jailed because of the George Floyd protests in Bexar, Harris, and Dallas counties. organizetexas.org

5. Mothers Against Police Brutality

The Dallas-based Mothers Against Police Brutality seeks to redesign the system that protects trigger-happy police officers from ever facing murder charges. Founder Collette Flanagan’s son was killed by a Dallas police officer who was never punished for his actions. MAPB ultimately hopes to restore trust between police and the citizens they serve; it calls for greater civil rights, policy reform and police accountability. mothersagainstpolicebrutality.org

6.Austin Area Urban League

This organization enables African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights, and to provide tools for them to build a foundation for social and economic equality. https://aaul.org

7.United Communities of San Antonio

Established in 1954, this organization aims to teach youth and adults to appreciate racial and cultural differences and to develop relationships, particularly with those who may be of a different background. The organization is involved in advocacy work and policy analysis, social justice initiatives and education, including diversity training for adults and programming for youth of all ages, among other programs. ucofsa.org

8.Next Generation Action Network

The Next Generation Action Network is a Dallas nonprofit organization of young leaders aiming to end social injustice through civil and community reform. It has set up a fundraiser to bail out activists arrested during the George Floyd protests. Funds accrued will also help pay for demonstrators’ legal expenses. facebook.com/NextGenAction

9.Austin Justice Coalition

Their mission is to educate and build community power for people of color who live in Austin that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America. austinjustice.org

10. 100 Black Men of San Antonio

An organization and service club that started in New York in the 1960s, 100 Black Men focuses on mentorship for youth and college students. In San Antonio, the group also hosts a basketball league. 100blackmenofsanantonio.org

11. The House of Rebirth

A North Texas-based nonprofit organization, The House of Rebirth supports black trans women by providing resources for counseling, housing, and medical needs. Among THOR’s ultimate goals is to lengthen the lives of African American trans women who are at a disproportionate risk of being murdered, especially in Texas. houseofrebirth.org

12. Six Square

Their mission is simple — to preserve and celebrate the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin. Because black lives matter, and so does their history. sixsquare.org

13. Black Outside, Inc

With the knowledge that only 1% of Texas state park participants identify as Black/African-American, Black Outside, Inc was founded with the mission of expanded access, programming, and relevancy to both Black and Brown communities across Texas. They seek to not only diversify the outdoors but unleash a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts reflective of our country and state’s beautiful diversity. blackoutside.org

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