StepForward was created in response to the paralysis that many have experienced while wondering where to start in support of BLM. This site is designed to simplify getting involved.

StepForward exists to provide a list of curated funding routes to guide you on taking a step forward in your own journey to action.

While funding is only a small piece of the deep systemic change and personal awakening needed to correct the course of our nation, it is certainly a step in the right direction.

If you spot something that needs correcting, or you just want to get in contact, do not hesitate to reach out. Much love ❤



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Amina Smith
Des Tetrault
Kyler Ross
Ben Lane
Jamie Brewer
Shakur Tolliver
Brittany Chan

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INDEX


Woke Kindergarten



Liberation and abolition based learning for early learner education. 
@wokekindergarten
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Education




Activation Residency



Art residency, collective, and co-op fund that serves marginalized artists and communities.  @activationresidency
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Arts
Upstate New York



(F)EMPOWER



Queer culture shifters creating a radical feminist awakening in Miami, FL. They have created a bail fund to #freetheblock 
@fempowermia
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LGBTQ+, Bail Fund
Miami, FL



Spicy Zine



A collective led by women of color and queer/trans people of color working at the intersection of art, organizing, and publishing. @Spicy.zine
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Arts
New York, NY



Bklyn Boi Hood



Queer and trans bois of color who create spaces for their community to bloom. @bklynboihood
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Arts
Brooklyn, NY



Black Trans Femmes in the Arts



A collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dediacted to creating space for black trans femmes in the arts. @btfacollective
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Arts
New York, NY




The Cirri



A platform amplifying the narratives of Black womxn storytellers. @thecirri
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Arts



The Okra Project



Collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Currently providing an emergency grocery fund and 2 mental health funds. @theokraproject
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LGBTQ+, Food, Therapy, Mental Health
New York, NY



Black Excellence Collective



Raising funds to provide safe transportation for black LGBTQ+ protesters. @blackxtour
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LGBTQ+, Transportation
New York, NY



For the Gworls



Raises money to assist with Black trans folks’ rent & affirmative surgeries. @forthegworls
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LGBTQ+
New York, NY



Black Feast



Black Feast is a food and art event celebrating Black artists and writers through food. @black.feast
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Arts & Food
Portland, OR



Snap4Freedom



Black, trans-led collaborative dedicated to restoring an Atlanta where every person has the opportunity to grow and thrive without facing unfair barriers. Focused on encouraging solutions not punishments in the community. @snap4freedom
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LGBTQ+, Community Reform
Atlanta, GA



Black Earth Farms



Pan-African and Pan-Indigenous farmers whose main focus is ensuring low-income communities in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond have consistent access to culturally relevant and healthy food. They are currently cooking and delivering food to black protesters who have been arrested, bailed, or injured. @blackearthfarms
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Food, Frontline Funds
Oakland, CA



Mudbone Grown



Black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming that creates measurable and sustainable environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts in communities. Currently seeking donations to support communities struggling from Covid-19. @mudbonegrown
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Food, Frontline Funds
Corbett, OR



Campaign Zero



Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. @campaignzero
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Police Reform




Communities United Against Police Brutality



Offers numerous resources to support fight against police brutality including a 24 hour hotline to report abuse, educational programs, and legal referrals. @CUAPBMpls
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Police Reform
Minneapolis, MN




Equality for Flatbush



Offers legal and political resources for Flatbush residents who have been harassed and brutalized by the NYPD and ICE. @equality4flatbush
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Police Reform
Brooklyn, NY




Legal Rights Center



Non-profit law firm based in Minneapolis, offering legal defense, educational, and advocacy services.
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Legal Defense
Minneapolis, MN




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