We’ve launched our Redistributing White Wealth campaign! It’s an effort to get white folks in Tompkins County who benefit from systemic racism to start moving money on a regular basis to counteract the racial wealth gap. You can read more about the motivation and the plan in an earlier announcement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the money go?
The goal is to redistribute money to amazing BIPOC-led anti-racist activist organizations in Tompkins County. Every month, we will split the money evenly among these organizations:
- Ithaca Multicultural Resource Center
- Southside Community Center
- Black Lives Matter Ithaca
- Alliance of Families for Justice
- Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga) Nation
Logistically, SURJ will write a check to these organizations every month.
Is this a tax-deductible donation?
No. We are not a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Even though the website we’re using calls this a “donation,” we encourage you to see it as redirecting additional income you receive because of structural racism—not as charity.
How do I change or cancel my monthly commitment?
Can I send money to just one of these organizations? How about a one-time payment?
Money moved through this campaign is a monthly commitment and goes equally to all of the partner organizations. You can separately send money directly to these organizations if you want by seeking them out individually.