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Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Posted June 22, 2018

A pair of studies released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation argue that the metro New Orleans area could realize a $43 billion increase in economic output by 2050 and Mississippi a $54 billion increase if racial equity gaps are closed....

HHMI Awards $33 Million for Science Education

HHMI Awards $33 Million for Science Education

Posted June 22, 2018

Through the Inclusive Excellence initiative, thirty-three colleges and universities will receive $1 million each to boost their capacity to engage all students in the study of science....

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Senior Care

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Senior Care

Posted June 21, 2018

Grants were awarded in support of efforts to improve emergency department care for older adults, ensure access to quality care for adults with long-term and serious illnesses, and assist state governments in developing palliative care programs....

SPLC Apologizes to Quilliam Foundation Over Listing

SPLC Apologizes to Quilliam Foundation Over Listing

Posted June 20, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center has apologized for listing Quilliam and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, in its Journalists' Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists, and agreed to pay the organization $3.37 million in support of its efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism....

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

Posted June 20, 2018

Led by Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a joint project of Race Forward and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the effort seeks to address structural racism by transforming institutional policies, practices, and norms....

Barr Foundation Shares Results of Grantee Perception Report

Barr Foundation Shares Results of Grantee Perception Report

Posted June 19, 2018

While the foundation's ratings improved significantly with respect to how well it understands the fields in which it works and the extent to which it has advanced the state of knowledge and affected public policy, they were down in terms of how well it understands intended beneficiaries' needs....

Sector Partnerships Promote Jobs, Equity, Report Finds

Sector Partnerships Promote Jobs, Equity, Report Finds

Posted June 17, 2018

Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report highlights ways in which sector partnerships can help businesses close persistent racial disparities and achieve greater equity in the workplace....