Local Community Organizations

Bay Area Black-Led Groups

Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) is a group of concerned and committed institutions, organizations and individuals committed to end state-sanctioned murder of Black, Brown & Poor People. Facebook

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) educates and engages African American and Black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. DONATE   

Black Lives Matter is rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist dehumanization. #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates society.      Local(Facebook)      DONATE

BlackOut Collective is a Black direct action collective that provides on the ground support, training, and the opportunity for deep space visioning.      Facebook      DONATE

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. BYP100 envisions a world where all Black people have economic, social, political and educational freedom. DONATE

Community Ready Corps (CRC) is an organization that works for self determination in disenfranchised communities in Oakland, CA. Facebook     DONATE

 People of Color-Led Groups and Anti-Racism Allies

Arab Resource and Organzing Center (AROC) is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. DONATE

Asians 4 Black Lives is an organization dedicated to showing how diverse Asian communities around the country and the world, can show up in solidarity with Black people in their struggle.

Catalyst Project helps to build powerful multiracial movements that can win collective liberation.

The White Noise Collective is collective of people working at the intersection of whiteness and gender oppression to disrupt racism and white supremacy.

BASAT - Bay Area Solidarity Action Team is a direct action group in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives whose "Protocol and Principles for White People Working to Support the Black Liberation Movement" is an important contribution to movement-building.

Sogorea Te' Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship. DONATE

Police Violence, Militarization & the Prison Industrial Complex

Alameda Jail Fight Coalition is a coalition of organizations and community members joining together to fight the construction of a new unit at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County.

Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) is a group of concerned and committed institutions, organizations and individuals committed to end state-sanctioned murder of Black, Brown & Poor People. Facebook

California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC).    Facebook      DONATE

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a statewide coalition of 70 grassroots organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails, the number of prisons and jails in the state, and shift state and local spending from corrections and policing to human services. DONATE

Coalition for Police Accountability is a coalition of local community groups and unions working to place on the November 2016 ballot a measure drafted by Oakland residents to establish a Police Commission that oversees, monitors and holds accountable its Police Department.

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.

Ella Baker Center works to end mass incarceration and criminalization, demanding reinvestment in our communities, instead of more imprisonment.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None is active in public policy, legal advocacy, grassroots organizing and public education. Their core belief is that incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people have the right and the responsibility to speak and be heard in their own voices, transform their lives and communities, and fully participate in all aspects of society.

Stop Urban Shield is a coalition of community and social justice organizations who have come together united against Urban Shield, a SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units to collaborate on and profit from new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence.

The Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.

Coalitions & groups working on behalf of victims of Bay Area police murders:

Justice for Alan Blueford, killed by Oakland police on May 6th, 2012
Justice for Errol Chang, killed by Pacifica PD/Daly City SWAT on March 17, 2014
Justice for O’Shaine Evans, killed by San Francisco police on October 7, 2014
Justice for Yuvette Henderson, killed by Emeryville police on February 3. 2015
Justice for Richard Linyard, killed by Oakland police on July 19, 2015
Justice for Andy Lopez, killed by Sonoma County Sheriff on October 22, 2013
Justice for Alex Nieto, killed by San Francisco police on March 21, 2014
Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by San Francisco police on Feb. 26, 2015
Justice for Richard Perkins, killed by Oakland police on November 15th, 2015
Justice for Luis Góngora Pat, killed by San Francisco police on April 7, 2016
Justice for Mario Woods, killed by San Francisco police on December 2, 2015
Justice for Kayla Moore, killed by Berkeley police on February 12, 2013

Displacement & Gentrification Issues

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

Committee to Protect Oakland Renters is a broad coalition of tenant advocates, labor leaders, faith and public safety organizations working on a city ballot initiative that strengthens tenant protections.

Last 3 Percent Coalition is highlighting the fact that San Francisco’s population of African Americans has decreased faster than that of any U.S. city, from 13.4 percent of the city’s population in the 1970s to 3% today. 

Oakland Justice Coalition includes organizations and individuals that have come together around common goals for the 2016 Oakland elections, working to build people power and advance radical change through the arena of electoral politics. 

Oakland Tenants Union is a community-based volunteer organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests.

Multi-Issue Organizations and Coalitions

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action is a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit community organization building power in low to moderate income neighborhoods to fight and stand for economic, racial and social justice.

Bay Resistance is a powerful network defending our beloved communities, our movements, and our earth from the Trump regime and the far right.