Racial Equity

State of Immigrants in LA County
January 20, 2020
Immigrants are an integral part of the fabric of life in Los Angeles County, where more than a third of the population is foreign-born — up from 22 percent in 1980 — 80 percent of whom have been in the United States for at least ten years, a report from the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the California Community...
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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....

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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....

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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....

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Posted January 13, 2020

With the goal of ensuring that all children in the Pittsburgh region are school-ready when they reach kindergarten age, the three-year initiative will support efforts to provide holistic early childhood care, education, and support for families....

Gates Foundation Initiative Focused on Student-Centered Transformation

Gates Foundation Initiative Focused on Student-Centered Transformation

Posted January 10, 2020

Through the foundation's Intermediaries for Scale initiative, thirteen grantees will work with colleges and universities to support student-centered transformation, with a focus on low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults....

Hewlett Foundation OE-DEI Grants Final Report
January 5, 2020
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's grantmaking around diversity, equity, and inclusion (OE-DEI) has helped strengthen grantee capacity to foster organizational inclusiveness and apply an equity lens to programs and services, an evaluation finds. Authored by Community Wealth Partners, The Hewlett Foundation OE-DEI Grants Final Report (46...
Meyer Foundation Racial Equity Toolkit
December 31, 2019

A relatively new addition to the Meyer Foundation website, the Racial Equity Toolkit was created to share more widely the strategies the D.C.-based foundation has employed to advance racial equity in its region....

Diving Into Racial Equity: The MAP Fund's Exploration
December 30, 2019
Operationalizing racial and social equity values in grantmaking involves challenging and addressing all dimensions of the process, from the application portal, to communication tools, to guidelines and requirements, a case study of the MAP Fund by Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, finds. Funded by the Hemera Foundation,...
Kresge Foundation Adds Equity to Organizational Values

Kresge Foundation Adds Equity to Organizational Values

Posted December 25, 2019

In adopting equity as an organizational value — joining opportunity, respect, partnership, stewardship, and creativity — the foundation will critically examine the values, implicit biases, policies, and practices that drive its internal culture and external engagement....

Social Justice Learning Institute

Social Justice Learning Institute

December 24, 2019

Founded in 2008, the Social Justice Learning Institute works to improve the education, health, and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to create social change....

Edward M. Hazen Foundation Awards $5.45 Million in Grants

Edward M. Hazen Foundation Awards $5.45 Million in Grants

Posted December 20, 2019

Awarded as part of the foundation's five-year spend-down plan and in support of building political and cultural momentum for social and racial justice, the grants were made in response to an assessment the foundation conducted earlier this year of its grantmaking....