Below you’ll find some suggestions on local and national answers to the question “what can I do to help?” This list is by no means exhaustive, and the road to reform and healing goes far beyond donating money or being mindful of where we spend it. However, it is a good place to start.

We encourage you to send us your feedback and other suggestions on other ways to help by emailing hello@365thingsaustin.com.

Places To Donate

Private Stock Go Fund Me: Private Stock Premium Boutique is a Black Owned business located on 6th Street that was looted during the protests on Saturday night.

Austin Justice Coalition: is a Racial Justice Group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.

Campaign Zero: has a ten point agenda to reduce police violence by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund: pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot afford them. Seeking to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

Equal Justice Initiative: works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.

The Black Futures Lab: transforms Black communities into constituencies that change the way power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally.

The Bail Project: is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.


Black Owned Austin Businesses

Austin Monthly has a great running list of locally owned, Black businesses, and rather than creating our own, we’d like to encourage pooling resources to expanding the list they’ve started. Click here for full list.


Black Owned Restaurants

Our friend Jane Ko, owner of the A Taste of Koko brand created a list of locally, Black owned restaurants in Austin. See complete list here.

Here is Austin Food Magazine’s list of 29 Black Owned Restaurants.

Here is Austin360’s list of Black Owned Restaurants.

Here is Austin Chronicle’s list of Black Owned Restaurants.

Here is The Infatuation’s list of Black Owned Restaurants.

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.