In an effort to help people know where they can look for information, donate to causes, and make a difference, we present these Black Lives Matter resources.
Where to Donate
One way to support efforts for racial justice is to give money. Some places to donate include:
- Color of Change: colorofchange.org
- Race Forward: raceforward.org
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: naacpldf.org
Also, here’s a great graphic from Paychecks & Balances with some other organizations to consider supporting.
Also, don’t forget the importance of putting your money where your values are. Rich and Resilient Living offers a Crowdsourced Guide to Social Justice Investing to help you figure out where you might put some of your resources.
Mental Health Resources
If you’re struggling with mental health right now, you’re not alone. Connect with resources designed to meet your specific needs.
- My Fab Finance offers a list of low-cost therapy resources
- The Financial Diet provides a list of resources for Black mental health
- HYPEBAE also has a list of mental health resources for POC
- Sunshine Behavioral Health has a resource on the mental health issues facing the Black community
There are some great educational resources on color and money in our June 5 Showcase. Plus, if you want to support African American financial bloggers and influencers, check out this list from My Money Chronicles — there are more than 90.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ― Angela Y. Davis
While supporting and amplifying these voices is important, it’s also important to do the work of becoming anti-racist.
- Clever Girl Finance provides information on how to stand against racial injustice.
- Grid 202 Partners also offers a great article on how to combat systemic racism
- One of the best compilations is this: Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Baby Boomer Super Saver has an article on implicit bias and how that contributes to the racial wealth gap
It’s past time for us to sit on the sidelines. There are many ways you can help. Jason Butler from My Money Chronicles also shared a graphic that describes different ways to be involved.