Racial Equity

Clinton Foundation forum highlights commitments for equitable recovery

Clinton Foundation forum highlights commitments for equitable recovery

October 25, 2020

Partnerships announced in conjunction with the launch of Building an Inclusive Recovery, a series of virtual convenings focused on racial, ethnic, tribal, economic, and health disparities pre- and post-pandemic, will support small businesses, invest in digital technology, and work to improve financial systems in underserved communities....

America is ready for a more equitable economy and society

America is ready for a more equitable economy and society

Gary L. Cunningham, john a. powell October 23, 2020

A substantial portion of Americans, and not just communities of color, support stronger government efforts to address racial inequality and create a world that works for everyone, the authors argue, and they have survey data to prove it....

Robert Smith pledges $50 million to reduce student debt at HBCUs

Robert Smith pledges $50 million to reduce student debt at HBCUs

October 23, 2020

The gift to the Student Freedom Initiative from the chair and CEO of Vista Equity Partners will support a family-centric, income-contingent payment alternative to high-cost, fixed-payment student debt for STEM students at historically black colleges and universities....

Funders have not embraced general operating support, study finds

Funders have not embraced general operating support, study finds

October 23, 2020

An analysis by the Center for Effective Philanthropy found that while 58 percent of foundation CEOs reported providing some multiyear general operating support, only 11 percent of those funders awarded such grants to more than half their grantees....

Jay Pritzker Foundation awards $100 million for community colleges

Jay Pritzker Foundation awards $100 million for community colleges

October 22, 2020

The gift to the Foundation for California Community Colleges will fund scholarships and emergency financial aid for students experiencing unexpected financial hardship, with a focus on the three regions in the state with the lowest college attainment rates....

Duke receives $16 million to increase faculty diversity, inclusion

Duke receives $16 million to increase faculty diversity, inclusion

October 21, 2020

The largest portion of the grant will be directed to the recruitment and retention of faculty from underrepresented groups, while the remaining $5.5 million will be used to create a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, and the broader university community....

California Endowment to focus on 'people, power, health'

California Endowment to focus on 'people, power, health'

October 20, 2020

Building on the achievements of and lessons learned from Building Healthy Communities, the foundation's previous ten-year strategy, the new ten-year plan will target funding to communities of color and grassroots leaders....

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore (New York: One World, 2020)
October 16, 2020

Emilia Charno, a former intern with the Global Partnerships team at Candid, writes that beyond the stories of the eight Baltimoreans recounted in the book, Five Days is a conversation about how American society treats its economically vulnerable....

USAA commits $50 million to advance racial equity for military families

USAA commits $50 million to advance racial equity for military families

October 16, 2020

With the aim of helping close gaps in education and job training, employment, and income for communities of color and low-income military communities, the commitment will support efforts to advance racial equality and support the financial security of the military community....

Surdna Foundation commits $36 million for racial justice

Surdna Foundation commits $36 million for racial justice

October 16, 2020

The commitment over three years is in addition to the foundation's annual grantmaking of $41.5 million and will help existing grantee partners meet the critical needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities....