Happy Hour Haikus for Helping

For my birthday, I'd like to connect across the distance by writing haiku for you. And I'd like to invite you to join me in supporting small but vital organizations who are responding to the pandemic in their communities.

Nonprofits in this fund

Grassroots Global Justice

Grassroots Global Justice

Washington DC 20056 US

GGJ weaves and bridges together US-based grassroots organizing groups and global social movements working for climate justice with other movements organizing for gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to a new economy that is better for people and the planet. GGJ bridges multiple tendencies within the grassroots organizing sector, and is at the center of many national and global movement convergences.

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Hebrew Free Loan Society

New York NY 10017 US

The Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Program provides interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 to residents of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester, or Long Island who are facing financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. These loans are intended to address: Lost wages due to being unable to go to work, Child care costs due to school closures, Small business losses, and Related medical costs.

Your donation will help stabilize and strengthen the financial lives of thousands of lower-income New Yorkers. Every $1 contributed to HFLS mobilizes $10 in interest-free loans. As loans are repaid, the capital is lent out again and again, helping more people and multiplying the impact over time.

Latino Community Foundation

Latino Community Foundation

Love Not Fear Fund (COVID Response)

San Francisco CA 94104 US

Channels critical funds to Latino-led organizations serving California’s most vulnerable communities in the Central Valley and Inland Empire

NDN Collective

NDN Collective

COVID-19 Response Projec

Rapid City SD 57701 US

The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country. NDN’s intent is to quickly distribute resources to frontline organizations, Tribes and individuals to provide gap services during this health crisis, and to artists and entrepreneurs who have suffered the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Black Food & Justice Alliance

National Black Food & Justice Alliance

The National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) is comprised of 17 Black-led organizations building capacity for community food sovereignty and self-determination. NBFJA helps coordinate strategies for land retention, promotes skills-building around cooperative economic development, analyzes the racist impacts of food policies, and promotes land liberation and self-determining food economies. It's meetings provide space for Black farmers and food justice organizers to connect and build community. Its blog provides critiques of farm and food policy and supports national initiatives such as the National Prison Strike, while bringing to light the prison and commodity production systems' common roots in Southern plantation slavery. It's website contains a valuable listing of books, videos and organizations.

North Star Fund

North Star Fund

COVID-19 Response Fund

New York NY 10018 US

The arrival of COVID-19 in New York has laid bare how our long-term inequities have created a city that will struggle to support its residents when the unexpected happens. Too many New Yorkers live balanced on the edge of a knife, and these disruptions will lead to homelessness, hunger and instability for far too many.

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives

COVID-19 Response Fund

Tucson AZ 85713 US

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Black people we fight to prepare and save ourselves and our communities. We know, like in all other crisis, that Black people will be hit hardest. We often suffer the worst because of the state’s failure to protect us and oftentimes the states targeting of us—like during Hurricane Katrina and many other atrocities. Everyday, we are still recovering from the tragic and unnecessary theft and loss of Black life.

These demands are a product of collective work and reflect demands made by numerous other groups including the National Council, Communities United for Police Reform, Arch City Defenders, St. Louis Action, Prison Policy Initiative, Color of Change, Law for Black Lives, Coleman Advocates, Justice LA, Working Families Party, United We Dream, No Kids in Prison Campaign, Equality and Transformation and others.