Racial Equity

Bottom Line

Bottom Line

November 12, 2019

Founded in 1997 in Boston, Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation students get into college, graduate, and go far in life....

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Posted November 9, 2019

A joint effort of the foundation's Arts & Culture and Human Services programs and the Boys and Men of Color Working Group, the Culture of Justice initiative supports organizations working to use the arts to spark innovative approaches to community justice....

More Than $72 Million Committed to Inclusive Growth Efforts

More Than $72 Million Committed to Inclusive Growth Efforts

Posted October 22, 2019

Announced at the inaugural Inclusive Growth Summit in Washington, D.C., the commitments include a $26 million investment from Mastercard in an Aspen Institute initiative aimed at addressing income and information inequality through the lens of inclusive growth....

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

Posted October 20, 2019

The Atlanta-based organization will use the grant to develop a knowledge-sharing platform where members of the Purpose Built network can talk about issues related to neighborhood revitalization and share best practices....

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

University of Michigan Receives $10 Million for Global Health Equity

Posted October 20, 2019

The gift from Tadataka and Leslie D. Yamada will help accelerate efforts across U-M’s schools, colleges, institutes, and campuses to address inequities in health in the poorest nations and among disadvantaged populations in middle-income countries....

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Family Foundations Focusing on Issues, Impact, Diversity, Study Finds

Posted October 18, 2019

A report from the National Center for Family Philanthropy found that family foundations in the United States  are awarding fewer but larger grants, boosting their impact investments, focusing their grantmaking on issues, and working to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their boards....

Hudson-Webber Foundation Awards $2.6 Million to Detroit Nonprofits

Hudson-Webber Foundation Awards $2.6 Million to Detroit Nonprofits

Posted October 12, 2019

The total includes more than $1.7 million awarded through the Detroit Arts Support Program, a grant of $600,000 to the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and $100,000 to New Detroit, a coalition of metro Detroit leaders focused on supporting efforts to achieve and maintain positive race relations....

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Receives $15 Million

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Receives $15 Million

Posted October 10, 2019

Made in recognition of the fund's eightieth anniversary, the grant will support the organization's efforts to strengthen democracy, eliminate racial disparities, and promote racial justice while building a more inclusive society....

Lumina Awards $3.5 Million for Out-of-Classroom Learning Initiative

Lumina Awards $3.5 Million for Out-of-Classroom Learning Initiative

Posted October 7, 2019

Awarded through the All Learning Counts initiative, the grants will assist nine organizations working to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside formal higher education can be applied toward programs that lead to credentials of value....

2019 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

2019 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

Posted September 24, 2019

Each of the eighteen fellows selected for this year's cohort will receive $100,000 over eighteen months as well as leadership training, networking opportunities, and additional professional development support....