Racial Equity

Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans
June 21, 2019
The use of money bail, fines, and court fees — which in 2018 accounted for a quarter of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court budget — has long driven New Orleans' high jail incarceration rate without making the city safer and has disproportionately affected poor African-American families, a report from the Vera Institute of...
Bay Area Equity Atlas
June 19, 2019

The Bay Area Equity Atlas tracks the state of equity across the region and equips community leaders with data to inform solutions that drive inclusive prosperity....

Community Foundation Update (06/15/19)

Community Foundation Update (06/15/19)

Posted June 15, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin....

Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Strengthen Racial Equity Work

Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Strengthen Racial Equity Work

Posted June 11, 2019

Inaugural grants totaling $1.2 million from the REACH (Racial Equity to Accelerate Change) Fund were awarded to practitioners working to help nonprofits dismantle institutional racism, build race-conscious organizations, and design and lead internal and external strategy, policy, and cultural change....

Echoing Green Announces 2019 Fellowships

Echoing Green Announces 2019 Fellowships

Posted June 11, 2019

Each of the thirty-four nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs will receive unrestricted seed funding of up to $90,000 over two years in support of their efforts to address pressing social and environmental injustices....

Born to Win, Schooled to Lose
June 6, 2019
Socioeconomic status and race affect children's life trajectories more than early achievement scores — not least because affluence provides opportunities, safe environments, and material supports that enable low-achieving students to improve their scores, earn a degree, and secure a good entry-level job, a report from Georgetown...
Mark Zuckerman, President, The Century Foundation
June 5, 2019

PND spoke with Zuckerman about changes in the way TCF approaches its work, the organization's efforts to advance a progressive policy agenda, and the meaning of the 2018 midterm elections....

Why Am I Always Being Researched?
May 28, 2019
Evaluations and research projects intended to increase programmatic impact must be designed to address the unequal power dynamic between community organizations, researchers, and funders, a publication from impact investor Chicago Beyond argues. Based on lessons learned by Chicago Beyond, the guide, Why Am I Always Being Researched? (112...
Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Posted May 23, 2019

An Urban Institute report calls on civic leaders, advocates, elected officials, and philanthropists to address the legacy of structural racism in the United States by taking steps to close four large equity gaps between people of color and white people....

Race in America 2019
May 19, 2019
A survey of more than sixty-six hundred Americans by the Pew Research Center finds that 58 percent — including 56 percent of white respondents and 71 percent of black respondents — think race relations in the United States are "generally bad." According to the report, Race in America 2019 (HTML or PDF, 50 pages), 56 percent of...
New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

Posted May 19, 2019

Launched by the New York Academy of Medicine and  New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the initiative will advance evidence-based population health research and health equity in New York City....