Let’s raise $108,000 to complete and launch the first version of the free Decolonize Daily mobile application.
Decolonize Daily is fiscally sponsored by Community Services Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. Our EIN is 95-3218396.
Here's how we will use the $108,000 over six months:
$33,000 -- Full-time person to handle operations, administration, finance & fundraising.
$33,000 -- Full-time person to shepherd, design and develop creative vision for the app and org.
$33,000 -- Full-time person to design and develop the app.
$3,000 -- Supporting Community Partners to craft and validate app content.
$3,000 -- Supporting Volunteers and Contractors to gather, edit and publish app content.
$1,200 -- Building community, creating partnerships and spreading the word.
$768 -- Assets, materials, education, software licenses.
$600 -- iOS and Android test devices.
$342 -- App infrastructure and online hosting.
$90 -- Conscious banking fees.
We exist to serve independent grassroots activists, organizers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, educators, entrepreneurs and the communities and causes they support in realizing a thriving decolonized vision of the future. The app will always be completely free of charge to download, use and will be available on iOS and Android to make it as accessible as possible. All our funds flow through Beneficial State Bank, a values-based community financial institution that is openly committed to investing in a new socially-, racially-, gender-just and green economy reliant on sustainable energy, not fossil fuels.
Thanks to our fiscal sponsors, Community Services Unlimited, your donation is tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. See more below about the effects your tax-deductible donation has and how to avoid corrupt Wells Fargo and Chase banks when making payments online.
STOP WAR: DIVERT YOUR TAX Dollars
Your federal tax dollars support a corrupt regime that is endorsing and perpetuating racism, police brutality, war and environmental degradation. The second-highest expenditure of your taxes goes to military spending. "Of every dollar you pay in income taxes, 23 cents goes to the military—but only 5 cents goes to our troops in the form of pay, housing allowances and other benefits" (source: Yes! Magazine). A whopping 11 cents of that 23 cents goes to corporations that contract with the military, such as Lockheed Martin. People and planet are being killed while corporations profit.
By making a tax deductible donation, you are diverting funds from the government and into an organization that supports independent grassroots activists, organizers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, educators, entrepreneurs and the communities and causes they support in realizing a thriving decolonized vision of the future. Thanks to our fiscal sponsors, Community Services Unlimited, your donation is tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. To calculate your tax savings on tax-exempt donations, check out Charity Navigator's Giving Calculator.
DIVEST FROM WELLS FARGO & CHASE BANKS
We've discovered that it is unavoidable to accept online payments without the intentions and energy attached to your funds flowing through Wells Fargo or Chase banks. These banks have been found guilty of defrauding thousands of their customers all while funding extractive pipeline projects that destroy the planet and displace Indigenous peoples. They own much of the technical infrastructure required to process credit card payments online. If you use our custom donation form and select the Bank Transfer Payment option to make a direct transfer from your bank account, you will incur lower fees and your payments will not be processed by Wells Fargo or Chase banks.
If you have accounts open with Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America or a host of other corporate banks that are destroying communities and the planet, please join major US cities and millions of others that have divested billions of dollars and move your money. Use this guide for moving your money and, if you're on the west coast and looking for a suggestion, please consider shifting to Beneficial State Bank -- a community-based bank that is openly committed to investing in a new socially, racially, gender just and green economy reliant on sustainable energy, not fossil fuels.