Racial Equity

Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans
March 14, 2020
While African Americans account for 2.8 million of the more than 20 million people who gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, their uninsured rate remains well above that of white Americans (9.7 percent vs. 5.4 percent), a report from the Century Foundation finds. The report, Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for...
MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

Posted March 13, 2020

Through the foundation's new Culture, Equity, and the Arts grantmaking portfolio, multiyear general support grants were awarded to ten nonprofits in support of efforts to address racial segregation and inequities in access to artistic and cultural experiences for historically underrepresented groups in Chicago....

Two-Thirds of Small Foundations See Racial Equity as Relevant

Two-Thirds of Small Foundations See Racial Equity as Relevant

Posted March 2, 2020

Based on survey responses from Exponent Philanthropy members, the report found that 31 percent and 34 percent of respondents said racial equity was somewhat or very relevant to their mission, down from 35 percent and 37 percent in the 2019 survey, while 35 percent said it was not relevant, up from 28 percent....

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...