A not-at-all-comprehensive list of resources for Black freelancers

This is a community-supported document. If there are other organizations you’d like to see featured here, please email a short description of their work to community@freelancersunion.org. Get Support Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Small Business Relief Grants This coronavirus relief program is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access…

How freelance writers are stepping up for each other

When I left my full-time media job in November and went freelance, I was excited about the possibilities of writing what I wanted, when I wanted, for who I wanted. After all, I watched so many people go through media layoffs only to secure dream gigs and book proposals shortly after. And while it could…

Postmates x Frontline Foods

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the privilege of working with Feed Hero Nurses and World Central Kitchen to deliver meals to healthcare workers and those in need. Today, we’ve added Frontline Foods to the list of amazing partners. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that provides food from local restaurants to frontline workers…

Postmates + GivingTuesday

Postmates has always been uniquely positioned to help move food to people who need it. In 2019 we scaled the power of our product through our Civic Labs program, FoodFight! The program helps rescue excess food from Postmates partner restaurants and deliver it immediately to local shelters in over 600 cities across the United States,…

LA Dodgers + Postmates FoodFight! Relief Effort

We are proud to continue to partner with the LA Dodgers on Postmates Live and beyond. We recently joined together with The Dodgers, Dodgers Foundation, iHeartMedia and Mastercard to support a fan-favorite local restaurant, Giamela’s, and with our program FoodFight! are helping to feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The baseball season may…

Expanding Project DASH to serve vulnerable communities in the face of COVID-19

By Sueli Shaw and Bunge Okeyo, Social Impact Launched in 2018, our flagship social impact program Project DASH uses the DoorDash logistics platform to tackle challenges like hunger and food waste. Over our first two years, in partnership with food recovery organizations, we’ve powered the delivery of over two million pounds of food to hunger relief…

Join the Freelance Mutual Aid Circle

This article is reproduced with the permission of our partner, Trupo. The pandemic has left many of us feeling isolated, right when we need a sense of community the most. It can be hard to feel connected to other people at the moment, to know where to go if you need financial aid or want…

Delivering Support to Those Who Need it the Most

Postmates is dedicated to supporting organizations that are helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Through our dedicated team called Civic Labs, we’ve been working on several initiatives, and today we’re proud to highlight some of their great efforts. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the latest efforts we are working on. You can help…

Supporting Dashers and Couriers as They Support Others

By Tony Xu, CEO/Co-founder The last month has brought countless changes to the world around us, and I am reminded daily of both the remarkable circumstances facing Dashers and Caviar Couriers and the incredible ways in which they’re responding to support each other, local businesses, and customers. They are on the front lines, delivering meals…

Announcing Freelancers Relief Fund

This is a frightening time. As cities and states are shutting down events and nonessential businesses in the attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, industries across the U.S. have suffered or ground to a halt. We’ve heard from thousands of members who have lost jobs this month and are concerned about how they’re going…

The U.S. Census: The easy way to do your part for your community.

Every ten years, the U.S government conducts the Census, a brief survey of every household in America administered that aims to count each person living in the U.S., regardless of citizenship or immigration status. An accurate headcount is critical to keeping our democracy strong and ensuring communities get the representation and resources they need. That’s…

Supporting Local Businesses and Communities in a Time of Need

By Tony Xu, CEO/Co-founder Today, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, one that requires all of us to take measures above and beyond what we previously could have imagined. What I have witnessed over the past couple of weeks has been nothing less than extraordinary. It has been humbling to watch DoorDash merchants, customers,…

We’re working together to give back to Nashville

Nashville is home to around 1,000 Eventbrite and Postmates employees, making it an important city not just for the two companies, but for the many customers they serve. So when the devastating tornado hit on Tuesday morning, our teams jumped into action to do what we could to help not just our own family of…