Creative Ecosystems & Funds Supporting Black Folks
This is a collection of Creative Ecosystems and Funds that support Black people.

This form was created June 3rd 2020 and was updated every few days through January 2021. It is now in the process of being turned into a more robust online directory, to be live in August 2021.

This list was started by Annika (they/she/he) @annika.izora on IG and @annikaizora on Twitter, a Black queer genderfluid artist. You are welcome to use this list for your resource kits, email lists, etc.
Name TypeLocationDescriptionInstagram Website Donation Link or Handle
Heal HausWellness/Healing Space
Brooklyn, NY, Global access to virtual offerigns
A wellness concept & café with online healing and wellness sessions.
Venmo @healhaus |
Harriets Apothecary Wellness/Healing SpaceBrookyln, NYHarriet’s Apothecary is an intergenerational, healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors.
Naaya WellnessWellness/Healing SpaceBrooklyn, NYRooting BIPOC in their wellbeing.
COLIBERATOR OrganizationU.S. GlobalCOLIBERATOR is a platform to share job opportunities, collaboration opportunities, needs, and offerings between artists and organizers.
NYC, Global access to online programs.
A social institution fostering interdiscplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture and activism.
Black Visions Collective OrganizationTwin Cities, MNA Black, Trans, and Queer led organization that believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
Well Read Black GirlOrganization
Global access to virtual offerings
A book club exclusively for Black women.
The Free Black Women’s Library Organization
Brooklyn, NY, multiple other U.S. chapters
A mobile pop-up library and community for Black women.
Woke Kindergarten Organization
Global access to online platform
Liberation and abolition based learning for Early Childhood education.
Venmo @akieagross | Cashapp $akieagross
The Philadelphia Aids ConsortiumOrganizationPhiladelphia, PATPAC is an incredible Philadelphia based organization that empowers queer folks by offering healthcare services as well as many other needed resources.N/A
Playground Coffee ShopOrganizationBrooklyn, NYA community space and coffee shop focused on social and conscious awareness in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We support and prioritize work from Black, Brown, and POC authors, artists, collectives, organizations, and other like-minded persons.
Venmo @PlaygroundYouth or
House of PentaclesOrganizationDurham, NCFilm Fellowship Program & Production House for and by Black Trans Youth (18-35).
Southern Fried Queer PrideOrganizationAtlanta, GASouthern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP)is a Atlanta based organization empowering Black & QTPOC-centered communities in the South through the arts!
The Sabina ProjectOrganizationBaltimore, MDA BIPOC initative integrating sacred plant medicine for radical self transformation + community liberation
Paypal, Venmo @charlotte-james, Cashapp @cdjames215
#WeStillGottaEat by Danielle’s Soul Kitchen
OrganizationLos Angeles, CAWe are committed to culinary artistry , excellence & food justice & are offering organic, farm-fresh, chef quality meals to Black families, individuals, & elders for FREE to receive healing + nourishment during these challenging times (we are actively accepting donations!). We are a Black queer-women led & owned initiative!
Black Education MattersOrganizationNYC, NYLiberation through education. We provide education materials that affirm and inspires Black youth, diversifies curriculum, & educates educators. This education org is founded and ran by a Black GNC non-binary educator.
Cash app: $krken
Venmo: @katiekennedy4
Arts Administrators of Color NetworkOrganizationWashington DCEmpowering artists & arts administrators of color & advocating for equity & inclusion in the arts.
Black Feminist KitchenOrganization
Portland, OR but global access to online summer school
Black Feminist Kitchen hosts Black Feminist Summer School, an underground school dedicated to Black feminist study. Applications are currently open for their Summer School at
All donations can be sent to $BFKBFSSFund on CashApp and PayPal
Sustainable BrooklynOrganizationBrooklyn, NYFashionably bridging gaps b/w the sustainability movement & TARGETED communities of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) via consulting & programming
Hidden Content NetworkOrganizationTri State AreaWe are a 501(c)(3) organization aiming to connect people of the African Diaspora and ignite positive support within communities of color.
The RenéeOrganizationDurham, NCA movement redesigning black and brown maternal experiences (MX). Our jam sessions consist of 5-7 Black women who’ve experienced pregnancy. They are the ones leading the charge by utilizing design-thinking to improve maternal experiences.

CashApp (put The Renee in descr): $whitrr
Beautiful VenturesOrganization
Atlanta, GA but our scope is national and globe
Our mission is to influence popular culture, disrupt anti-blackness and elevate perceptions of Black humanity.
Cash App: $BeautifulVentures; PayPal:
BLK Paper is a site harnessing the voices, expressions and depictions of rage and hope by black artists, photographers and graphic designers.
Art NoirOrganizationGlobalARTNOIR is a global collective and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to celebrate and highlight the work of creatives of color from around the world while catalyzing cultural equity across the arts and culture industries.
The Black SchoolOrganization
New Orleans & Global online offerings
An experimental art school teaching radical Black history.
Ice Cream Social Party OrganizationRichmond, VAA QTPOC-centered dance party/ booking org from Richmond, Virginia
Press PressOrganizationBaltimore, MDPress Press is an interdisciplinary publishing initiative that aims to shift and deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives that have been suppressed or misrepresented by the mainstream.
Design to DivestOrganizationGlobal, onlineDesign To Divest is a Black-led organization of designers, artists, technologists and strategists dedicated divesting the design industry and design education from inequitable systems through centering and elevating Black designers and creative thought leaders.
The 8th PathOrganization
Global, online, U.S. Based
Wellness -focused music label Highlighting BIPOC Producers & Djs. Music, Events
Brown Art InkIncubator
New York, NY & Boston, MN
Brown Art Ink is a nomadic community incubator to support the arts ecosystem for artists, cultural practitioners, and communities of color.
Black Arts RetreatRetreat
Global -- US National
An arts retreat dedicated to writing groups, meditations and other free creativity & wellness based programming for black artists/ creatives
Ori GalleryGallery
Portland, OR, Global access to virtual offerings
A Black-owned art gallery redefining the "white cube" through amplifying the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of Color in Portland, OR.
The Lit Exhibit GalleryBrooklyn, NYThe Lit Exhibit is an annual interactive pop-up exhibition of textual, visual, and experimental literary art. Marginalized voices are highlighted through the platform and given space to share & sell their work or facilitate community workshops.$TheLitExhibitNYC
The Nook GalleryGalleryOakland, CANook Gallery was founded to carve out an inclusive and accessible space to support and give room for emerging artists of color, women and queer artists, to exhibit and present work.
Black Femme Supremacy Film FestivalFestival/ConferenceBaltimore, MDA grassroots endeavor to connect Black Femmes through-out the African diaspora through the medium of film.
Ethel's Club Company
Brooklyn, NY clubhouse, global digital membership
A social and wellness platform designed to celebrate people of color.
Black Girl Magik CompanyGlobalBlack Girl Magik is a global sisterhood creating safe spaces - both on and offline - for Black millennial and gen z women around the world to voice, listen and encourage each other with unconditional vulnerability and acceptance.
Form No FormCompany
Global online platform
A 24 hour content channel celebrating artists of color.
Tip feature for Black and POC arists coming June 5th to their website.
Underscore AveCompany
NYC, NY and Global Offerings
Underscore Ave. is a creative network that connects local creative communities disciplines to a national ecosystem of publishing, booking, showcasing, and other career-advancing opportunities. We partner with women-led, LGBTQ+-led, and Black led creative organizations to synergize networks and spotlight them both on the Avenue and in our Creatives' Tribune.
Cashapp $understore
Independent Publishing Resource Center
CompanyPortland, ORWe an indie publishing & print shop that offers free services to Black makers. While most of our services have a sliding scale fee, they’re free to Black artists. We have a residency for BIPOC artists and writers. And for the first two years of the program we’ve primarily served Black Women, queer, trans, and non binary people
OakstopCompanyOakland, CAOakstop (est. 2014) is a 100% black owned and operated social enterprise in Oakland, providing safe spaces for creatives and entrepreneurs of color to work, gather, and create across its three locations, totaling 30,000 square feet. 50% of Oakstop employees are black women, with 20% identifying as Queer. Black women employees have always held the highest leadership positions, earning the highest wages and having the most influence on the operation and ecosystem.
Venmo: @Trevor-Parham Paypal:
Inclusive DataCompanySeattle, WAWe are a Black and QTPOC-owned consulting firm that offers mini-grants, gigs, and skillshare opportunities that prioritize Black trans and Black QTPOC folks.
For Our SibsCollectiveAtlanta, GAWe are an Atlanta based collective that centers Black Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex folks. We are committed to creating financial and housing security for our sibs.
Black Womxn FlourishCollectiveBaltimore, MDWe're a design for wellbeing collective shaping the future of Black womxn's health and healing through creative, community-led practices.
Patreon monthly sustainable donations to support our Founding Director's leadership and Creative Care Fund for team members:
Tax deductible donations:
As They LayCollectiveBaltimore, MDA creative project-based organism bringing Black artists together for mind-expanding events and dialogue that can foment revolution.
Sisters With InvoicesCollective
LA, CA, Global access to digital offerings and events
Intersectional safe space for marginalized freelance creatives of color + accomplices.
Black Trans Femmes in the ArtsCollectiveNYC, NYA collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts.
Cashapp $btfacollective
Activation ResidencyCollective
Residency in Woodridge, NY, Global access to co-op fund
Art residency, collective, and co-op fund that serves marginalized artists and communities.
Venmo @activation Cashapp $activationresidency
By Us For UsCollective
NYC, NY, Global access to digital offerings
A collective of queer, feeme, and non-binary Black and East-Asian artists and organizers.
(F)EMPOWERCollectiveMiami, FLQueer culture shifters creating a radical feminist awakening in Miami, FL.
Donate to their Community Bond Fund at
Bklyn Boi Hood Collective
NYC, NY, Global access to online offerings
Queer and trans bois of color who create spaces for their community to bloom.
Venmo @bklynboihood | Paypal
Spicy ZineCollective
NYC, NY, Global access to online offerings
A collective led by women of color and queer/trans people of color working at the intersection of art, organizing, and publishing.
Venmo @spicyzine Paypal
NYC, NY, Global access to virtual offerings
A NYC QTPOC party/workshop/event space centering Black femmes.
The OMI CollectiveCollectiveDCRainbow artist collective invoking heart centered generative change & building a sustainable arts market since 2016
Between Two Straps Collective
NYC NY, Global access to virtual offerings
A collective exploring the Black nonbinary world of sex, gender and pleasure.
Venmo @vansnewman
The CirriCollective
NYC, NY, Global access to online platform
A platform amplifying the narratives of Black womxn storytellers.
Cashapp $thecirri
DC, Global access to online platform
Global, DC based arts platform and network uplifting Black and non-white trans and gender expansive people.
Cashapp $PPOSTB1NARY | Venmo $POSTB1NARY | Paypal:
See Black Womxn CollectiveCollective
Most members Oakland, SF, Berkely, Richmond, CA based, but growing national group
Making visible Black Womxn’s creative labor
Art Hoe CollectiveCollective
Global access to online platform
A collective started by QBPOC to provide a safe space for creatives of color.
Distrubuting funds to Black-owned business affected by protests, email
They Them CollectiveCollectiveDCAn anarcho abolitionist collective house based in occupied Piscataway land here for queer, enby, trans, black, brown, and indigenous liberation.
Papi Juice Collective
NYC, NY, Hosts global parties and has global access to online parties
Papi juice is an art collective that aims to affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans people of color. structured around our curated events, papi juice lives at the intersection of art, music, and nightlife.
Support at online shop at
Black Feminist StudyCollective
Berkeley and Oakland, CA
The Church of Black Feminist Thought is an embodied spiritual-political education project and an effort to share citations in more accessible ways with monthly meetings in Berkeley and Oakland.
CTRL+SHFT CollectiveCollectiveOakland, CACTRL+SHFT Collective is an exhibition space and thirteen studios made up of a group of cis-women, trans-spectrum, gender non-conforming, queer, and PoC members.
Black FeastCollectiveU.S. National A food and art collective celebrating Black artists and writers through food.
Venmo @blackfeast
The Coven HausCollectiveBrooklyn, NYA collective that rotates around community and creating meaningful space. We have created cancel culture conversations and parties centered around the Black queer community.
Cashapp $doreenpierre
Caledera MagazineCollective
Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA
Caldera Magazine is a Philadelphia based, bi-annual print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the voices of artists and creatives from Black, POC and Queer communities.
Nourish in BlackCollectiveAtlanta, GAWe create deeply nourishing gathering and dialogue experiences honoring storytelling, art, healing and food ways. We focus on creating healing spaces for lightwork in food justice and gathering stories of black farmers and food based healers.
Cashapp $qupton
Nure CollectiveCollectiveBay Area, CAA Compassionate group of artists exploring time fluid concepts of Blackness. nure's core mission is to support, empower, and provide resources to Black Artists within the Bay Area and beyond.
Angel Rose Artist CollectiveCollectiveDCA multilingual Two-Spirit (Native American Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer+)-led Collective of artists, healers, educators, and advocates, uplifting Two-Spirit Nation and BIPOC Communities through art & land justice.
No Neutral Alliance CollectiveBay Area, CANo Neutral Alliance (NNA) is a group of artist collectives and individuals who came together in direct opposition of SFMOMA’s racist censorship against former employee, Taylor Brandon.
Molasses Chicago CollectiveChicago, ILA collective centering Black & Brown trans and non-bonary folks.
Venmo @Molasses-Chicago Cashapp $Molasseschicago Paypal
PUBLIC SERVICECollectiveNYC, NYA platform dedicated to advancing creative equity in imagemaking.
Flower City Noire CollectiveCollectiveRochester, NYA service org for the elevation and healing Black Femmes & Queer Folks of Color in Rochester, NY.
Cashapp- $heytherkris
Femme Empowerment ProjectCollectiveTwin Cities, MNSkill shares & discussion lef by anf for QTIIBPOC femmes in the twin cities. Creating space for culural resiliency, healing & ancestral wisdom.
Venmo @femmeempowermentproject
Decolonize the Art WorldCollectiveGlobal AccessDecolonial art school for dreamers. Currently fundraising for online programming. Decolonize The Art World is rooted in the worlds of black feminist thought to imagine futures beyond institutional representation, and instead, redistribution into community creative ecosystems.
The Laundry ArtsCollectiveLondon UKThe Laundry is a creative platform working to establish equity in the arts by amplifying the voices and work of a global network of Black and POC thinkers, practitioners and artists. The Laundry was founded and is run by a Black woman and centres the experience of Black People point blank.
PayPal -
planet localeCollectiveHarlem, NYCQTBIPOC collective/cooperative label build revolutionary culture and redistributing to other black cooperatives/institutions. Collective members are queer/non-binary/trans we uplift ourselves and our kin w our cultural work and the funds it generates.
The Black Light Arts CollectiveCollective
Inland Empire / LA
Creating space where artists can gather to reify ideas, stories, and expressions of Black imagination. Our collective is composed of black queer artists and our events center black queer voices, stories and healing.
Black Power Punk GirlsCollectiveNYC, NYA collective dedicated to showcasing black women in music and film.
@bppgllc Venmo
Black Joy Collective CollectiveNYC, NYA NYC-based collective of Black liberation feminist organizers, workers, thinkers, lovers, and friends united by a commitment to justice and liberation for all people. We connect Black people to joy/pleasure-centered requests.
Paypal, cashapp and venmo are here:
Sonku Collective CollectivePhiladelphia, PASONKU Collective lives in the tradition of the Harlem Renaissance, Négritude, Black Arts, Hip-Hop, and Neo-Soul movements. From this heritage, it draws strength and inspiration for the creation of our art and the restoration of our collective wellness.
Pigments of ChangeCollectiveNew York, USAA themed monthly submissions based online art show created by POC, for POC, that also collects monthly donations to send to organizations/individuals who are directly helping POC in need.
Cash app: $pigmentsofchange
1Hood MediaCollectivePittsburgh, PA1Hood Media is a collective of socially conscious artists and activists who utilize art and social justice as a means of raising awareness and making institutional change.
BBZ LondonCollectiveLondon UKBlack queer art & DJ collective based in London, UK
Saint Sol Art CollectiveCollectiveAtlanta, GAA Black forward art space that prioritizes Black women and LGBTQ folks.
Saintsol (cashapp and venmo)
Black Science Fiction CollectiveGlobalBlack science fiction is a brand and platform that centers concepts around hood futurism, Ghetto Surrealism, Black Intimacy, Black mysticism, African Space travel, queer futurism, Black skate/bmx culture.
Meta DenCenterBrooklyn, NYA healing incubator centered on Black, Indigenous, and POC queer and trans folks.
Venmo @metaden | Cashapp $metaden
Brave Space AllianceCenterChicago, ILA Black-led, Trans-led LGBTQ Center working on the South Side of Chicago
Intelligent Mischief Studio
NYC-Boston-Bay Area
We are a creative studio that unleashes Black imagination to shape the future. We work in collaborative solidarity with Black women, Trans, and non-binary people. We follow their lead by continually educating ourselves, amplifying their work and messages and by contributing financially.
CHROMAStudioNYC, NY CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio. As a collective, we are intentional in our efforts to diversify our industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. | Venmo @chr0ma
counterculture LLCStudioNYC, NYcounterCULTURE is a creative boutique leveraging Black, Queer, minority, and womxn-centric talent and companies for culture-driven, press-worthy collaborations with hyperlocal, national, and global brands and initiatives.
Venmo: heyhellomichael
Alief Art HouseSpaceHouston, TexasAn alternative art space empowering inclusivity and community care based in Houston, Texas.
Accepting donations through creator's personal Venmo @matt-manalo
Mind Funk MagPublicationToledo, OHA virtual magazine and digital creative community for woc/qtpoc, made by 2 Black queer women.
Womanifesto MagazinePublicationChicago, ILWomanifesto Magazine is a FREE digital magazine that celebrates the legacy of Womanism by uplifting black and brown creatives.
Venmo: @AlyssaCuffie Cashapp: $AlyssaCuffie
Caledera MagazinePublication
Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA
Caldera Magazine is a Philadelphia based, bi-annual print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the voices of artists and creatives from Black, POC and Queer communities.
Saalt PressPublicationU.S. GlobalA platform centering the creative labour and vision of Black and POC artists and writers. zines, publications, and printed matter.