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Bull City Mutual Aid

Collective

We listen and learn from those who have done the work before us to connect, amplify, and trust our community to provide for and love each other. We band together to find and redistribute resources, ideas, and support.

About


This collective is inactive and will no longer accept contributions, as we are working on paying out our remaining balance.



A group of neighbors in the Lakewood neighborhood of Durham, NC came together in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis to provide direct support to our neighbors. We organized our first cash fund to provide $200 cash grants for 25 neighbors in need of monetary assistance for rent, utilities, and medical care. 

Throughout our early work in the Lakewood neighborhood, a great amount of need was communicated by neighbors from all over Durham. Because of this, our group of organizers widened its membership and expanded our scope to become Bull City Mutual Aid (BCMA), to stand in solidarity with all Durham neighbors. Our main focus is this cash fund to support those most impacted by COVID-19 and address other financial barriers. Our organizers also participate in several community-building projects, such as community gardens, safe voting support, wellness visits, safe ride-shares, and grocery deliveries. 

We are also amplifiers, connectors, and supporters. BCMA shouts out the work of partners who provide services and aid, and we strive to bridge the divide between those offering and those seeking resources. We operate under an abundance mindset: everyone has something to contribute. When viewing the world through this lens, we can build relationships rooted in trust, adaptability, patience, and support.

We use this platform, Open Collective, to simplify our process and provide transparency in how we receive and distribute funds. In addition, for a small fee, Open Collective provides fiscal sponsorship, which takes care of taxes and keeps the contributions secure and safe. We can then use our collective efforts to get funds out quickly and focus on our other community projects. 

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BCMATeddy

Admin

$20 USD

BCMA SG

Admin

major the bull

One Time Contribution- Gene...

$1,500 USD

Lizzy Hazeltine

One Time Contribution- Gene...

$1,440 USD

Incognito

Recurring Contribution- Gen...

$1,098 USD

Katherine C. ...

One Time Contribution- Gene...

$1,000 USD

Incognito

Recurring Contribution- Gen...

$750 USD

Kylie Foley

Survivors of Domestic Viole...

$710 USD

Jacob Newbauer

One Time Contribution- Gene...

$600 USD

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News from Bull City Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

Goodbye and Thank You!

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Published on May 25, 2021 by BCMA SG

March Updates!

Hello friends of Bull City Mutual Aid! Thank you once again for your monetary contribution and support. Our fund continues to support neighbors directly throughout Durham county. We appreciate you staying engaged. We will continue to send o...
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Published on April 6, 2021 by BCMA SG

February Update

Hello friends of Bull City Mutual Aid! Thank you once again for your monetary contribution and support. Our fund continues to support neighbors directly throughout Durham county. We appreciate you staying engaged. We will continue to send o...
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Published on March 2, 2021 by BCMA SG

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Food Not Bombs Raleigh

Debit from Bull City Mutual Aid to Food Not Bombs Raleigh

-$2,619.47USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Bull City Mutual Aid (R...

Credit from incognito to Bull City Mutual Aid

+$5.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Balance of Domestic Violence Fund

Credit from Domestic Violence Fund to Bull City Mutual Aid

+$67.77USD
Completed
Contribution
$
Today’s balance

$72.94 USD

Total raised

$24,997.37 USD

Total disbursed

$24,924.43 USD

Estimated annual budget

$25,036.25 USD