On June 17 (from midnight (PT) June 17 to midnight (PT) June 18), we’ll hold our third annual Juneteenth fundraiser, where we donate 100% of our share of sales* to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
This annual fundraiser is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to racial equity, and we’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we develop, those we promote through the Bandcamp Daily and Bandcamp Radio, how we work together as a team, who and how we hire, and our relationships with organizations local to our Oakland space (some of which we’ve highlighted below).
We hope you’ll help us spread the word about the upcoming fundraiser, and thank you for being a part of the Bandcamp community!
CEO & Co-Founder of Bandcamp
*For details on Bandcamp’s share of sales, see here.
Local racial equity organizations we support:
East Oakland Collective, a community organizing group serving East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity, who have done especially crucial work this past year to support people hit hardest by the pandemic.
East Oakland Youth Development Center, an organization working to develop the social and leadership capacities of East Oakland youth so that they achieve excellence in education, career, and service to their communities.
The Hidden Genius Project, a mentorship and training program that provides technical and community leadership training for Black male high school students and prepares them for leadership careers in technology.
Oakland Black Business Fund, a new Black-led fund that provides capital, technical assistance, and growth strategy to Black-owned businesses, both locally in Oakland and across the U.S.
Oakland Kids First, a community coalition that develops and trains high school leaders to advance racial and educational equity in their schools and community.