Black-led Organizations & Initiatives

By Kiley Yuthas | June 17th, 2020

Local Black-led organizations that could use support and donations right now:

Ori Gallery

Momentum Alliance

Portland African American Leadership Forum

Urban League of Portland

Black United Fund of Oregon

Black Parent Initiative

Umoja Kijana Shujaa

Self Enhancement, Inc.

Black Feminist Summer School: $BFKBFSSFund on CashApp

Ebony Collective CDC: PayPal

Black Resilience Fund

Don’t Shoot PDX

PDX Bail Fund

Rebuild Women First


National Organizations

The Okra Project is a collective that provides resources and meals to Black trans people. The Okra Project has also set up The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund and The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund, emergency mutual aid funds that raise money for mental health therapy.

Emergency Release Fund is a member of the National Bail Fund Network, which was established following the death of Layleen Polanco. The mutual aid fund raises money to post bail for trans people, though in light of COVID-19, the fund has expanded its mission to post bail for medically-vulnerable individuals and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Black Visions Collective aims to organize Black communities and dismantle systems of violence while centering queer and trans people.


Resources for POC

Coda Inc Resources for POC (local)

African American Therapists