Racial Equity

When Less Is More: Cities Unlock the Potential of Micro-Philanthropy

When Less Is More: Cities Unlock the Potential of Micro-Philanthropy

Myung J. Lee, Ras J. Baraka   |   December 5, 2019

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and the executive director of Cities of Service argue that a citizen-led microgrant program allows for a more accurate identification of the challenges that people in a community want to see addressed....

Nonprofits Struggle to Implement Diversity Measures, Survey Finds

Nonprofits Struggle to Implement Diversity Measures, Survey Finds

Posted November 25, 2019

A survey conducted by Nonprofit HR found that while 52 percent of nonprofits had a formal diversity statement, only 31 percent had a formal diversity strategy and only 22 percent had a person on staff responsible for the organization's diversity efforts....

Three HBCUs Receive $3 Million for Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Receive $3 Million for Faculty Development

Posted November 24, 2019

The grants from the Rockefeller and Mellon foundations and the Carnegie Corporation of New York will support initiatives at Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Prairie View A&M University focused on the recruitment and development of top faculty....

Community Development Pledges Announced at Clinton Foundation Event

Community Development Pledges Announced at Clinton Foundation Event

Posted November 22, 2019

At a conference marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, business and civic leaders pledged to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth in distressed and underserved communities....

San Francisco Foundation Shares Findings From CEP Reports

San Francisco Foundation Shares Findings From CEP Reports

Posted November 18, 2019

Based on feedback from surveys commissioned from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the foundation is working to improve its understanding of grantees' and donors' needs and goals, the clarity of its communications, and its responsiveness....

Kresge Foundation Launches $8 Million Creative Placemaking Initiative

Kresge Foundation Launches $8 Million Creative Placemaking Initiative

Posted November 18, 2019

Led by the foundation's Arts & Culture Program, the Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative is aimed at developing a platform for the professional development of Kresge staff and industry leaders around emerging field priorities....

Bottom Line

Bottom Line

November 12, 2019

Founded in 1997 in Boston, Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation students get into college, graduate, and go far in life....

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Posted November 9, 2019

A joint effort of the foundation's Arts & Culture and Human Services programs and the Boys and Men of Color Working Group, the Culture of Justice initiative supports organizations working to use the arts to spark innovative approaches to community justice....

More Than $72 Million Committed to Inclusive Growth Efforts

More Than $72 Million Committed to Inclusive Growth Efforts

Posted October 22, 2019

Announced at the inaugural Inclusive Growth Summit in Washington, D.C., the commitments include a $26 million investment from Mastercard in an Aspen Institute initiative aimed at addressing income and information inequality through the lens of inclusive growth....

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

Posted October 20, 2019

The gift from Tadataka and Leslie D. Yamada will help accelerate efforts across U-M’s schools, colleges, institutes, and campuses to address inequities in health in the poorest nations and among disadvantaged populations in middle-income countries....

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

Posted October 20, 2019

The Atlanta-based organization will use the grant to develop a knowledge-sharing platform where members of the Purpose Built network can talk about issues related to neighborhood revitalization and share best practices....

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Posted October 18, 2019

A report from the National Center for Family Philanthropy found that family foundations in the United States  are awarding fewer but larger grants, boosting their impact investments, focusing their grantmaking on issues, and working to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their boards....

Hudson-Webber Foundation Awards $2.6 Million to Detroit Nonprofits

Hudson-Webber Foundation Awards $2.6 Million to Detroit Nonprofits

Posted October 12, 2019

The total includes more than $1.7 million awarded through the Detroit Arts Support Program, a grant of $600,000 to the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and $100,000 to New Detroit, a coalition of metro Detroit leaders focused on supporting efforts to achieve and maintain positive race relations....