Racial Equity

Perceptions of Discrimination and Unfair Judgment While Seeking Health Care
April 17, 2021
Black Americans are more than twice as likely as Latinx individuals and nearly three times as likely as white Americans to report experiencing discrimination or unfair judgment in a healthcare setting, a report from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. Based on a survey fielded in September 2020 of more than four...
Supporting the South's small businesses is supporting an equitable recovery

Supporting the South's small businesses is supporting an equitable recovery

Beth Bafford, Jennifer Gadberry April 17, 2021

Beth Bafford, vice president of syndications and strategy at Calvert Impact Capital, and Jennifer Gadberry, vice president of asset management at the Heifer Foundation, explain why support for small buinesses is key to the post-pandemic recovery in the South....

Kresge awards $8.4 million for climate change, health equity efforts

Kresge awards $8.4 million for climate change, health equity efforts

April 16, 2021

Grants were awarded to fourteen community-based organizations through the foundation's Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative, which works to advance policies and practices aimed at improving community health while helping cities mitigate and adapt to climate change….

Bloomberg commits $6 million to HBCUs for mobile COVID-19 vaccinations

Bloomberg commits $6 million to HBCUs for mobile COVID-19 vaccinations

April 15, 2021

The grants will support efforts by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, and Morehouse School of Medicine to expand mobile unit COVID-19 vaccine operations in Black and medically underserved communities....

Crowdfunding donors younger, less religious, study finds

Crowdfunding donors younger, less religious, study finds

April 12, 2021

The report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI found that donors who give to crowdfunding campaigns are slightly younger, less religious, and more likely to be single than those who give through more traditional channels....

OSF pledges $20 million for grassroots advocacy efforts

OSF pledges $20 million for grassroots advocacy efforts

April 9, 2021

The bulk of the funds will be awarded through Open Society Foundations' 501(c)(4) affiliate, the Open Society Policy Center, to progressive advocacy groups organizing in support of policies included in the Biden administration's American Jobs Plan and forthcoming American Families Plan....

Gilberts commit $30 million to Cranbrook Academy of Art

Gilberts commit $30 million to Cranbrook Academy of Art

April 8, 2021

The largest gift in the school's 117-year history will establish and endow the Gilbert Fellows program, bolster the academy's existing scholarship fund, and fund visiting faculty artists, with a focus on artists of color....

NinetyToZero coalition launched to address racial wealth gap

NinetyToZero coalition launched to address racial wealth gap

April 8, 2021

To help transform an economic paradigm that has led to a 90-percent racial wealth gap between white and Black Americans, the NinetyToZero initiative will provide a roadmap for companies and organizations looking to recruit, hire, develop, and support Black talent and improve access to capital and investment in Black-owned and -led businesses....

Ford Foundation commits another $1 billion to address inequality

Ford Foundation commits another $1 billion to address inequality

April 8, 2021

The foundation has announced a $1 billion extension of its Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD) initiative, which it launched in 2015 with the aim of helping social justice organizations around the world achieve their core goals and build resilience for the long term....

Raytheon commits $500 million for social impact initiative

Raytheon commits $500 million for social impact initiative

April 7, 2021

The Connect Up initiative will leverage philanthropic capital, public/private partnerships, and employee volunteerism to advance equitable opportunities in STEM education, career development, and community well-being, with a focus on communities of color....

McKnight Foundation awards $17.9 million in Q1 grants

McKnight Foundation awards $17.9 million in Q1 grants

April 6, 2021

The grants include a total of $5.4 million in support of the inaugural cohort of the foundation's Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, which provides support to partners committed to achieving more equitable outcomes with and for Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities in the state....

Wayfair commits $30 million for social impact investing

Wayfair commits $30 million for social impact investing

April 6, 2021

Part of a $30 million impact investing commitment by the online retailer, the funds will support the efforts of LISC's Black Economic Development Fund to improve access to capital and expand economic opportunity in Black communities....

Asian-American business leaders pledge $10 million to fight hate

Asian-American business leaders pledge $10 million to fight hate

April 3, 2021

In an open letter, nearly a thousand Asian-American business leaders and their allies called for an end to anti-AAPI violence and pledged $10 million in support of organizations serving AAPI communities and working to advance racial justice....

Report calls for more equitable data to improve economic mobility

Report calls for more equitable data to improve economic mobility

April 2, 2021

A report from the Markle Foundation identifies five areas where reducing barriers and increasing capacity could advance privacy-protected data sharing, help address economic disparities and inequality, and enhance knowledge about economic mobility....