I started Merch for the Movement for two reasons. I wanted to create a higher quality shirt than I saw currently available. And I wanted to raise money for non-profits working on behalf of Black Lives Matter and police accountability. 100% of proceeds from purchases are donated. To date we've donated over $10K. All of the following organizations have received at least $1,000:
Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. SPLC is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its classification of hate groups and other extremist organizations, its legal representation for victims of hate groups, and its educational programs that promote tolerance.
Baltimore Justice Fund addresses the root causes of inequities and harmful policies and practices in Baltimore that became broadly apparent with the killing of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore Justice Fund will support focused interventions to improve police accountability and police-community relationships, reduce the number of Baltimoreans caught up in the criminal justice system, and engage Marylanders, especially young people, in advocacy for programs and policies to increase opportunity and racial justice.
Dream Defenders is an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing. Dream Defenders was founded in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Black Youth Project 100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.
Black Lives Matter while there's no one "official" #BlackLivesMatter organization, the women who founded this organization were early activists and organizers who are as responsible as anyone for the creation, spread, and momentum of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We've supported the national organization and several regional chapters.
ACLU who we all know for fighting Trump's immigration ban has been working for years on criminal justice reform, racial justice, anti-discrimination, voting rights, keeping youth out of the criminal justice system and religious freedom.
Council on American Islamic Relations works to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
The African American Policy Forum is a think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. They promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Planned Parenthood provides health care for over 350,000 low income Black women each year.
Black Liberation Collective are a collective of Black students who are dedicated to transforming institutions of higher education through unity, coalition building, direct action and political education.