ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESSING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE

View an interactive map of organizations addressing police accountability and racial justice.

Please note that this list is in formation and is regularly expanded based on recommendations from the field and from funders. If you would like to suggest an organization for this list, or you are part of an organization that you think should be on this list, please write to us at fundersforjustice@nfg.org.

Name State
The Gathering for Justice (Justice League NYC) National
Resources, Information, Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD) Virginia
Racial Justice NOW! Ohio
Communities United Against Police Brutality Minnesota
Black Lives Matter Memphis Tennessee
Demos New York
Highlander Research and Education Center Southern U.S.
Center for Social Inclusion New York
Project South Southern U.S.
ACLU of Arizona Arizona
Workers Center for Racial Justice National
US Human Rights Network National
Right to the City (RTTC) NationalNew York
Build People's Power Assemblies National
Equality for Flatbush New York
Justice Now National
Enlace: Organizing for Racial and Economic Justice National
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD) Washington D.C.
PICO National Network, Live Free Campaign National
TGI Justice Project National
Transgender Law Center National
The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) Alabama
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights California
Mapping the Field: Racial Justice and Police Accountability Reports and Case Studies
Colorado Anti-Violence Project / Survivors Organizing for Liberation Colorado
CASA Maryland
Baltimore Bloc Maryland
Baltimore United for Change – Legal Bail Support for Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore Algebra Project Maryland
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Maryland
Baltimore United for Change Maryland
Young Gifted and Black California
BlackOut Collective California
Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project Arizona
Arcoíris Liberation Team Arizona
Streetwise and Safe (SAS) New York
Center for Neighborhood Leadership Arizona
Puente Movement Arizona
Living United for Change in Arizona Arizona
Arizona Center for Empowerment Arizona
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment California
All of Us or None California
Black Organizing Project California
California Families to Abandon Solitary Confinement California
Louisiana Justice Institute Louisiana
Maryland Communities United Maryland
Action Now Illinois
Chicago Torture Justice Memorial and People’s Law Office Illinois
breakOUT Louisiana
Safe Streets/ Strong Communities Louisiana
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change Minnesota
Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression Missouri
Women with a Vision Louisiana
Hands Up United Missouri
Millennial Activists United Missouri
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment Missouri
The Organization for Black Struggle Missouri
Young Activists United St. Louis Missouri
ACLU of New Jersey New Jersey
Ironbound Community Corporation New Jersey
Make the Road New Jersey New Jersey
NJ Communities United New Jersey
Arab American Association of New York New York
Anti-Violence Project New York
Audre Lorde Project New York
Center on Race, Crime & Justice of John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York
Bronx Defenders New York
Brooklyn Movement Center New York
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities New York
Chhaya CDC New York
Child Welfare Organizing Project New York
The Anthony Baez Foundation New York
Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions New York
Communities United for Police Reform New York
Council on American Islamic Relations – New York New York
FIERCE New York
Families Against Stop & Frisk New York
Desis Rising Up & Moving New York
Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility New York
The Game Changers Project New York
Gay Men of African Descent New York
Immigrant Defense Project New York
Jews Against Islamophobia New York
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice New York
Justice Committee New York
LatinoJustice PRLDEF New York
Legal Aid Society New York
Make the Road New York New York
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement New York
Manhattan Young Democrats New York
Marijuana Arrests Research Project New York
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs/New York City Anti-Violence Project New York
New York Civil Liberties Union New York
NY Communities for Change New York
New York Harm Reduction Educators New York
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights New York
Picture the Homeless New York
Peoples’ Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability New York
Persist Health Project New York
PROS Network New York
Public Science Project New York
Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York New York
Sistas & Brothas United/ Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition New York
Sylvia Rivera Law Project New York
Tribeca for Change New York
Trinity Lutheran Church New York
T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights New York
Turning Point for Women and Families New York
VOCAL-NY New York
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice New York
Youth Represent New York
Southern Coalition for Social Justice North Carolina
Cincinnati Black United Front Ohio
Ohio Student Association Ohio
Olneyville Neighborhood Association Rhode Island
PRYSM Rhode Island
Southerners on New Ground Southern U.S.
Mothers Against Police Brutality Texas
Wisconsin Jobs Now Wisconsin
ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities National
Advancement Project National
Amnesty International National
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund National
Bill of Rights Defense Committee National
Black Alliance for Just Immigration National
Black Lives Matter National
Black Women’s Blueprint National
Black Youth Project 100 National
BMAfunders National
Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity National
Bolder Advocacy National
Brotherhood/Sister Sol National
Center for Constitutional Rights National
The Center for Popular Democracy National
Critical Resistance National
ColorofChange National
Direct Action for Rights & Equality National
Families for Freedom National
Forward Together National
Freedom Side National
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation National
Ingoma Foundation National
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition National
Million Hoodies Movement for Justice National
Movement Strategy Center National
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund National
People’s Organization for Progress National
The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity National
Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation National
Project NIA National
Sankofa National
The Security & Rights Collaborative National
PolicyLink National
Local Progress National
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights National
Dream Defenders Florida
Youth Justice Coalition California
School of Liberty and Liberation California
Los Angeles Community Action Network California
Dignity and Power Now California
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice California
Causa Justa :: Just Cause California

ALABAMA

The Ordinary People Society (TOPS)

T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that offers hope, without regard to race sex, creed, color or social status, to individuals and their families who suffer the effects of drug addiction, incarceration, homelessness, unemployment, hunger and illness, through comprehensive faith-based programs that provide a continuum of unconditional acceptance and care.

ARIZONA

ACLU of Arizona

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.

Arcoíris Liberation Team

Arcoíris works towards the collective liberation of Arizona queer and trans migrant communities both inside and outside of immigration detention. We seek the collective physical and mental liberation of LGBT migrants in and outside of the migratory detention system.

Center for Neighborhood Leadership

Our purpose is to train and build the next generation of community organizers to effectively strengthen the voice of working families and under-represented populations in order to impact local issues affecting our community.

CALIFORNIA

All of Us or None

All of Us or None is a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families.

Black Organizing Project

The Black Organizing Project is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California.

BlackOut Collective

The BlackOUT Collective is a full service Black Direct Action collective, which provides on the ground support, training and the opportunity for deep space visioning in communities that prioritize the liberation of Black people.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Causa Justa :: Just Cause is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents.

COLORADO

FLORIDA

Dream Defenders

The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities.

ILLINOIS

LOUISIANA

breakOUT

BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans.

Louisiana Justice Institute

Louisiana Justice Institute is a non-profit legal advocacy organization and law firm that fosters and supports social justice campaigns for poor communities, and communities of color in Louisiana.

Safe Streets/ Strong Communities

Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status.

Women with a Vision

Women With A Vision (WWAV) is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color.

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

Hands Up United

Hands Up United is striving for a world where we deal with harm in their communities through healing, love, and kinship

WeCopwatch

WeCopwatch, a national Copwatch group dedicated to educating the public and community groups impacted by police violence about their rights when stopped by law enforcement, and how to safely and effectively document police interactions with [...]

NATIONAL

The Gathering for Justice (Justice League NYC)

The mission of The Gathering is to end child incarceration while eliminating the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration. Justice League NYC, an initiative of The Gathering, is a rapid response network that addresses urgent social, civil and human rights issues including police accountability.

WeCopwatch

WeCopwatch, a national Copwatch group dedicated to educating the public and community groups impacted by police violence about their rights when stopped by law enforcement, and how to safely and effectively document police interactions with [...]

Abolitionist Law Center

The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United [...]

Workers Center for Racial Justice

The Workers Center for Racial Justice works to increase access to quality jobs and strengthen working conditions and job security for Black workers and the families and communities that depend on them.

US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations.

Right to the City (RTTC)

Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods.

NEW JERSEY

ACLU of New Jersey

The ACLU of New Jersey is the state’s leading organization dedicated to advancing and defending civil rights and civil liberties.

Ironbound Community Corporation

ICC is community based organization in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey. We work on an array of social justice and quality of life issues, including Fair Housing, Environmental Justice and Community Development, in addition to providing direct services.

NJ Communities United

New Jersey Communities United is a new and growing progressive grassroots community organization committed to building power for low and moderate income people, predominantly in Newark.

NEW YORK

Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Bronx Defenders

The Bronx Defenders provides innovative, holistic, and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, social work support and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx.

Brooklyn Movement Center

The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and the surrounding area).

NORTH CAROLINA

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.

OHIO

Ohio Student Association

The Ohio Student Association engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development.

Racial Justice NOW!

Racial Justice NOW! is committed to dismantling structural and institutional racism in all areas of people activity. Our primary focus is on the institution of education and lifting up the voices of disempowered Black parents [...]

RHODE ISLAND

Olneyville Neighborhood Association

The Olneyville Neighborhood Association (ONA) organizes low-income families, immigrants communities, and people of color in Olneyville and beyond to create a diverse, community-led movement that wins economic, social and political justice.

PRYSM

We recognize that a cycle of violence keeps our youth, families, and community oppressed and disenfranchised. Our Vision is to confront and end state, street, and interpersonal violence affecting the Southeast Asian American community in Rhode Island.

SOUTHERN US

Project South

Founded in 1986, Project South has developed thousands of leaders within communities directly affected by racism and economic injustice in order to build social movements to eliminate poverty.

TENNESSEE

Black Lives Matter Memphis

In the spirit of the birth of the Civil Rights movement, the Black Lives Matter Memphis principal objective is to progress and ensure the protection of all Black Lives regardless of gender, disability, levels of education, socio­economics status, political beliefs, and sexual orientations, our organization promotes black unity, to achieve equality amongst our citizens. BLMM seeks to eliminate systematic oppression through awareness, education, and a demand for betterment and change for all black lives.

TEXAS

WASHINGTON D.C.

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD) is a DC-based all-volunteer nonprofit that focuses on ending police brutality of people who are deaf and people with disabilities--with a particular focus on deaf and disabled communities of color who make up the majority of those murdered by law enforcement annually.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Jobs Now

Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN) is a non-profit organization committed to fighting income inequality from the bottom up and building stronger communities throughout Wisconsin.