Racial Equity

GSK commits $10 million to advance STEM equity in Philadelphia

GSK commits $10 million to advance STEM equity in Philadelphia

August 14, 2020

Using a collective impact approach, the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective will work with out-of-school-time providers, institutions of higher education, employers, local government, and the philanthropic community to identify and close gaps affecting children and youth from groups underrepresented in STEM fields....

Racial Equity Index
August 13, 2020

A new data resource created by the National Equity Atlas, the Racial Equity Index is designed to help communities identify priority areas for advancing racial equity, track their progress over time, and set specific goals for closing racial gaps....

UW receives $6 million to bolster teacher diversity

UW receives $6 million to bolster teacher diversity

August 9, 2020

The gift from an anonymous donor to the College of Education will create an endowed fund to provide expanded financial support to teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds, support recruitment and retention efforts, and fund professional development and supports....

Meyer Foundation announces $1.18 million in grants

Meyer Foundation announces $1.18 million in grants

August 8, 2020

General operating support grants were awarded to organizations working to address impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and advance racial equity and justice in the national capital region....

Packard Foundation commits $100 million for justice, equity

Packard Foundation commits $100 million for justice, equity

August 7, 2020

As part of a five-year commitment to advance racial justice and equity, the foundation awarded a $20 million grant to Solidaire Network's Black Liberation Pooled Fund, which will use the funds to provide resources to Black-led social change organizations....

2020 Echoing Green Fellowships announced

2020 Echoing Green Fellowships announced

August 5, 2020

Each of the thirteen fellows will receive unrestricted seed funding of up to $90,000 over two years in support of their efforts to advance solutions to global challenges — including systemic racism, educational inequities, unemployment, air pollution, and mental health care....