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

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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.

From a monthly sustainership of $15 to $25 a month to a one-time gift of $50, $500 or more, any amount directly supports practical and visionary organizing towards abolition. Click here to donate today.

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


Become a Monthly Sustainer

We launched a monthly sustainer campaign in September 2014 and have signed up 40 new monthly sustainers! Will you join us?  Why our monthly sustainers donate to Critical Resistance:

“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

ALL THE WAYS TO GIVE: Donations of money, time, and other resources help propel our work forward. Email or call us at 510.444.0484 to donate time or resources.

2014 Highlights: Click here to read CR’s 2014 Annual Report

In order to fight for abolition, Critical Resistance uses the framework of DISMANTLE, CHANGE, BUILD. Our 2014 Annual Report details some of the core ways that we applied this framework to our campaigns and projects, shouldering into the fight against the PIC and building our strength and capacity along the way.

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. Each quarter we host conference calls for our donors to share updates on our campaigns and projects, highlight movement work and hear input and feedback.


Click here for our Donor Call archive