Minnesota Freedom Fund to use influx of donations to help arrested protesters
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which bails low-income people out of jail or immigration detention, used to run on a shoestring budget. But in the past few weeks, the group received $31 million from more than 900,000 individual donations.
To continue to learn from & lift the Black and African American community, we're shining a spotlight on organizations that are advancing social justice. The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community-based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration.
Minnesota Freedom Fund spent $200K on bail despite millions in donations
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which pays bail for those who cannot afford it and received online support from some celebrities, took in a remarkable $20 million in a matter of days — so much that its website was now encouraging donors to give elsewhere
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has raised ~ $20 million in funds to help release people jailed before trials: