Minnesota Freedom Fund Says They’ve Collected $30M, Spent $200K on Recent Bails

Amidst the protests in Minneapolis after George Floyd died at the hands of the police, there were widespread campaigns on social media calling for donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, ostensibly to help protesters get bailed out of jail after they were arrested. If you need a refresher, Variety covered the celebrities who broadcasted that they were matching donations to the charity.

Now that a couple weeks have gone by and the Fund raised over $30 million, according to its treasurer, there have been calls for transparency. The Fund recognized those calls and said that they have spent “well over” $200,000 covering bail in recent weeks:

Perhaps they are being judicious in their spending, and perhaps not as many people needed bail as donators suspected would be the case. However, that’s not an especially large figure to be boasting about yet given the amount of donations they received. The pressure will be on the Fund to prove it is using those donations both wisely and expeditiously.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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