Critical Resistance needs your support to keep our work strong and vibrant.



Becoming a donor to Critical Resistance is a straightforward way to keep CR strong. In the past few years, we have intentionally and successfully transitioned from being funded primarily by foundations to being funded primarily by grassroots donations. Grassroots donors like you provide 65% of our total budget, which increases our financial stability and shifts more power and leadership into the hands of our local members.

Your donations help sustain our organizing to stop prison construction, to mobilize communities impacted by the violence of policing, and to develop alternatives to punishment and repression that sustain the health and well-being of our families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Any amount directly supports practical and visionary organizing towards abolition. Donations of money, time, and other resources help propel our work forward. Click here to donate today.

Email or call us at 510.444.0484 to donate time or resources.

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The Zachary Project

A community fund of Critical Resistance Oakland established to support community members in need. Click here to learn more.

Become a Monthly Sustainer

Become a monthly sustainer online or through your workplace giving program. Monthly sustainers help keep us strong and steady because we know we can rely on your support. Here are some reasons why our donors are monthly sustainers for CR:

“I give because I believe abolition must happen and will happen and a sustained movement will get us there.” – Cory; Portland, ORMelanie

“i am a monthly sustainer of critical resistance and their tireless members because i believe their important coalition building and advocacy work, will bring about liberation for all, and a world free from suffering and oppression.” – deb; Oakland, CA

“I support CR because I know that we can be sustained without prisons and safe without policing. I affirm the vision of organizers who see beyond bars and borders. ” – Holly, New York, NY

“I support Critical Resistance because I am an abolitionist.  I know that  feel safe when I know my neighbors and when we all have enough to eat and a loving place to live where we cultivate community.” – Melanie; San Leandro, CA

2015 Highlights: Click here to read CR’s 2015 Annual Reportannualreport

Being a donor to CR has its benefits

Each quarter CR hosts a donor call during which we discuss some current issues related to the prison industrial complex and strategies for resistance.  The resources our donors contribute to Critical Resistance are essential to our fight against the prison industrial complex, so it is important for us to create spaces where we share back the strong work that their generosity makes possible.

Click here for our Donor Call archive