Racial Equity

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

January 17, 2021

With the goal of supporting shared learning around the challenges community college students face in transferring their credits to a four-year program, the Catalyzing Transfer Initiative awarded grants totaling nearly $4.5 million to five nonprofits....

Kindergarten Impacts of the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Program
January 14, 2021
A state-funded pre-K program designed to reduce educational disparities among low-income, English-language learners, and other at-risk three- and four- year-olds in Pennsylvania helped them acquire school-readiness skills, an evaluation conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with support from the William...
Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

January 14, 2021

Grants of up to $5 million over three years were awarded to sixteen teams of humanities scholars who are studying periods of crisis and disruption for lessons that contribute to deeper public understanding of the nation's racist past and remedies that lead to a more socially just future....

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

January 14, 2021

Part of a $100 million initiative announced by the tech giant in June 2020, the commitments include $25 million to establish a learning hub for HBCUs; scholarship, fellowship and grant programs in engineering; investments totaling $35 million in efforts to provide capital to minority-owned businesses; and a new Apple Development Academy in Detroit....

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

January 12, 2021

Through the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, grants of $1 million will be awarded to fifteen cities in support of innovative proposals that address a significant challenge in one of four areas — economic recovery and inclusive growth, health and well-being, climate and the environment, and good governance and equality....

Pritzker Foundation awards $10 million for tech workforce diversity

Pritzker Foundation awards $10 million for tech workforce diversity

December 28, 2020

The funding will establish the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs at the Discovery Partners Institute and support efforts to create a high school-to-career pathway program designed to help workers in Illinois secure high-paying tech jobs, with a focus on women, African Americans, and Latinx workers and professionals....

St. David's Foundation awards $31 million for safety net, health care

St. David's Foundation awards $31 million for safety net, health care

December 28, 2020

To help ensure timely access to care and strengthen the central Texas region's healthcare infrastructure, the foundation awarded grants to fifty-six nonprofits, including safety-net clinics and those providing palliative care, home visiting services, and food security....

Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

December 27, 2020

The commitments include $3 million to Black Ambition, a new racial equity and entrepreneurship initiative launched by Pharrell Williams; $1.5 million to LISC to help boost small business resiliency for women entrepreneurs of color; and $300,000 to VC Include, which provides education and training to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, Indigenous, people of color, and women....