Racial Equity

Field Foundation Launches Two Racial Equity Initiatives

Field Foundation Launches Two Racial Equity Initiatives

Posted February 5, 2019

With support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Chicago-based foundation will award a total of $5 million over the next three years to advance racial equity and access to opportunity and strengthen the reporting and storytelling capacity of a more diverse set of news outlets, reporters, and storytellers....

2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Announced

2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Announced

Posted January 30, 2019

The yearlong non-residential fellowship program equips early- to mid-career health-sector professionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to reduce national and global health disparities....

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

January 22, 2019

Founded in 1963 to help combat racial discrimination and inequality of opportunity, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to secure equal justice for all....

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Posted January 14, 2019

Some descendants of John Andrus believe the New York City-based foundation's new focus on building social justice movements is a political "hijacking" of its founder’s original intent....

The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods: The Case of Residential Property
January 6, 2019
Owner-occupied homes in African-American neighborhoods are undervalued by $48,000 per home, on average, compared with comparable homes in other neighborhoods, which translates to a cumulative loss of $156 billion in potential wealth accumulation, a report from the Brookings Institution and Gallup finds. The report, The Devaluation of Assets in...
Changing Grant Making to Change the World: Reflecting on BUILD's First Year
December 31, 2018
The Ford Foundation's BUILD program, a six-year, $1 billion initiative aimed at helping organizations address inequality, awarded five-year grants in its first eighteen months to more than two hundred advocacy organizations, grassroots organizers, think tanks, litigators, intermediaries, and narrative change organizations in twenty-seven...
Meyer Memorial Trust Awards Nearly $7.8 Million

Meyer Memorial Trust Awards Nearly $7.8 Million

Posted December 27, 2018

Awarded through the foundation's Building Community program, the grants will support efforts to strengthen community connection and belonging, nonprofit leaders and organizations, and civic engagement and public participation in democratic processes....

Forging Ahead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Foundation Investing Activities
December 25, 2018
A growing number of foundations in the Pacific Northwest are working to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices into their investment strategies, a report from Philanthropy Northwest finds. Based on interviews with executives at eight large foundations that have embraced organization-wide DEI efforts, the report, Forging...