Borealis Philanthropy Awards $1.5 Million to Advance Racial Equity

Borealis Philanthropy Awards $1.5 Million to Advance Racial Equity

Borealis Philanthropy, a Minneapolis-based philanthropic intermediary, has announced grants totaling $1.5 million to seventeen organizations focused on ending racial disparities in grantmaking.

Awarded through the Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund, a donor collaborative that includes the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the grants include support for accelerating promising strategies, strengthening organizations' internal capacity, and enhancing learning and collaboration among grantees. Twelve grants are focused on expanding strategies that transform inequitable practices and elevate cooperative activities within the latest cohort of grantees, and four organizations were awarded capacity-building grants to strengthen their internal racial equity practices so they are better positioned to implement strategies externally. Borealis also will help grantees with board engagement, trainings for CEOs and trustees, and cohort-wide visioning and goal-setting strategies. Grant recipients include BoardSource, Candid, CHANGE Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, PEAK Grantmaking, and the Women's Funding Network.

"Engaging with racial equity strategies to transform an organization is an ongoing process that needs consistent cultivation and sustained investment," said W.K. Kellogg Foundation program officer Ciciley Moore. "We are excited to support these organizations so that they can build on their progress and create long-lasting changes in policies and practices that will help the entire philanthropic sector address the root causes of injustice and inequity."

For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Borealis Philanthropy website.