Racial Equity

Open Society Foundations Announces 2020 Fellows

Open Society Foundations Announces 2020 Fellows

Posted February 12, 2020

The latest cohort of Open Society Fellows includes sixteen individuals who will receive project support and stipends ranging from $80,000 to $100,000 to address the problem of income inequality....

Teachers' DonorsChoose Requests Show Growing Inequity, Study Finds

Teachers' DonorsChoose Requests Show Growing Inequity, Study Finds

Posted February 11, 2020

An analysis by Grantmakers for Education of requests on the crowdfunding platform found that while teachers at high-poverty schools made the majority of requests and received the majority of dollars raised, requests from teachers at low-poverty schools since 2017 have been funded at higher rates....

Imparting Wisdom: HBCU Lessons for K-12 Education
January 29, 2020
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have done much to advance educational innovation, academic excellence, and social justice for African Americans, and their strategies and practices can inform K-12 educational practices and systems, a report from UNCF's  Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute argues. The report, Imparting...
Funder Initiative Launched to Promote Trust-Based Philanthropy

Funder Initiative Launched to Promote Trust-Based Philanthropy

Posted January 29, 2020

As more foundations recognize and acknowledge the entrenched power imbalances they’ve inherited, created, or inadvertently helped sustain, the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project will work to bring more accountability and equity to the field of philanthropy....

Grantmaking With a Racial Equity Lens: A Practical Guide
January 26, 2020
A report from the Philanthropic Initiative on Racial Equity offers practical guidance for funders working to address social and environmental issues through a racial justice lens. A follow-up report to Grantmaking With a Racial Equity Lens, which was published in 2007 in partnership with GrantCraft, Grantmaking With a Racial Justice Lens: A...
State of Immigrants in LA County
January 20, 2020
Immigrants are an integral part of Los Angeles County, where more than a third of the population is foreign-born — up from 22 percent in 1980 — and 80 percent of foreign-born residents have been in the United States at least ten years, a report from the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the California Community...
educators_of_color_remake_learning.jpg

Gates Foundation Awards $1 Million for Greater Equity in Education R&D

Posted January 19, 2020

The grant to the University of Pittsburgh and Remake Learning will support a network of educators of color and learning scientists representing school districts, institutions of higher education, museums, education research organizations, and ed tech providers....

university_at_buffalo_native_language_program.jpg

Mellon Foundation Awards $3 Million for Indigenous Studies

Posted January 16, 2020

The grant to the University at Buffalo will help establish a Department of Indigenous Studies focused on humanities-centered research, educational programs, and community outreach aimed at addressing issues central to Indigenous life in the region....

seattle_skyline_affordable_housing.jpg

Microsoft Commits Additional $250 Million to Affordable Housing

Posted January 16, 2020

The commitment, which is in addition to a $500 million investment announced a year ago, will provide a no-cost line of credit to the Washington State Finance Commission and help increase the number of tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing projects....