Racial Equity

Most Bay Area Essential Workers Are People of Color, Women, Immigrants

Most Bay Area Essential Workers Are People of Color, Women, Immigrants

Posted May 19, 2020

An analysis by the Bay Area Equity Atlas found that African-American, Latinx, women, and immigrant workers are overrepresented among essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic and that they are more likely than other workers to live in poverty and lack health insurance....

Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
May 7, 2020
Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit that helps teachers and students examine racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history, offers a collection of resources designed to support remote learning, community connections, and conversation during the COVID-19 crisis. Support for Teachers During the COVID-19...
Campaign for Black Male Achievement to Sunset

Campaign for Black Male Achievement to Sunset

Posted May 5, 2020

Launched as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations in 2008 and spun off in 2015, CBMA has helped strengthen the field of black male achievement by sharing resources, knowledge, and best practices with leaders and organizations across the country....

Principles for a Common-Sense, Street-Smart Recovery
May 1, 2020
A white paper from PolicyLink recommends five principles for ensuring that federal policies aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic do not reinforce existing disparities among low-income communities and communities of color but instead advance a more equitable recovery. Principles for a Common-Sense, Street-Smart Recovery (18 pages, PDF)...
Direct Relief Launches $25 Million COVID-19 Health Fund

Direct Relief Launches $25 Million COVID-19 Health Fund

Posted April 25, 2020

Anchored by a $10 million lead gift from 3M, the fund will support community health centers, free and charitable clinics and pharmacies, and other nonprofit health providers in Direct Relief's partner networks....

Cultural Equity in the Public Art Field
April 4, 2020
A publication from Americans for the Arts' Public Art Resource Center offers guidance for public art administrators and local arts practitioners looking to advance equity in access to and support of individual communities' artistic and cultural expressions. The first in a series of resources to be launched in 2020, the report, Cultural Equity...
Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans
March 14, 2020
While African Americans account for 2.8 million of the more than 20 million people who gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, their uninsured rate remains well above that of white Americans (9.7 percent vs. 5.4 percent), a report from the Century Foundation finds. The report, Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for...
MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

Posted March 13, 2020

Through the foundation's new Culture, Equity, and the Arts grantmaking portfolio, multiyear general support grants were awarded to ten nonprofits in support of efforts to address racial segregation and inequities in access to artistic and cultural experiences for historically underrepresented groups in Chicago....

Two-Thirds of Small Foundations See Racial Equity as Relevant

Two-Thirds of Small Foundations See Racial Equity as Relevant

Posted March 2, 2020

Based on survey responses from Exponent Philanthropy members, the report found that 31 percent and 34 percent of respondents said racial equity was somewhat or very relevant to their mission, down from 35 percent and 37 percent in the 2019 survey, while 35 percent said it was not relevant, up from 28 percent....