Racial Equity

ServiceNow launches $100 million Racial Equity Fund

ServiceNow launches $100 million Racial Equity Fund

January 28, 2021

The fund will drive more sustainable wealth creation in ten metro areas by increasing the lending capacity of local banks in the areas of homeownership, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood revitalization....

Gateses' annual letter focuses on equity, pandemic preparedness

Gateses' annual letter focuses on equity, pandemic preparedness

January 28, 2021

In their latest annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates reflect on their foundation's response to COVID-19, the inequities highlighted by the pandemic, and the opportunity that exists to work toward "a healthier, more equal future for all" by prioritizing equity and pandemic preparedness....

Report calls for climate funding with an equity and justice lens

Report calls for climate funding with an equity and justice lens

January 27, 2021

The report from the ClimateWorks Foundation highlights opportunities for intersectional funding in support of efforts to build climate change resilience, advance environmental and economic equity, and improve the lives of people around the globe....

 Citi Impact Fund announces second round of investments

Citi Impact Fund announces second round of investments

January 27, 2021

Launched in 2020, the $200 million fund makes equity investments in companies working to deliver solutions in the areas of workforce development, financial capability, physical and social infrastructure, sustainability, and access to capital and economic opportunity....

American Heart Association to raise $230 million for health equity

American Heart Association to raise $230 million for health equity

January 26, 2021

Commitments announced by the organization include $100 million for new scientific research programs and grants focused on evidence-based solutions to health inequities, and $100 million in support of hyper-local community-led solutions designed to eliminate barriers to health equity....

Arcus Foundation awards grants for social justice, conservation

Arcus Foundation awards grants for social justice, conservation

January 24, 2021

The foundation awarded grants through its Social Justice Program in support of LGBTQ leadership, movements, networks, and coalitions that are creating safer, more inclusive societies, and grants through its Great Apes & Gibbons Program in support of efforts to protect forest habitats....

North Carolina A&T receives $5.5 million from Corning

North Carolina A&T receives $5.5 million from Corning

January 23, 2021

The gift will support student scholarships, efforts to help students become classroom teachers, and initiatives designed to boost the number of graduates in fields critical to the nation's economic future....

Building Community Wealth: The Role of Arts and Culture in Equitable Economic Development
January 20, 2021
While arts and culture have an important role to play in building a more equitable and democratic economy, the community development field is fragmented and lacks the local, regional, and federal infrastructure and intermediaries needed to support community wealth-building entities, a report from ArtPlace America finds. Based on a field scan and...
North Star Fund

North Star Fund

January 19, 2021

Founded in 1978, North Star supports local grassroots organizing efforts led by communities of color in New York City and the Hudson Valley....

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

January 17, 2021

With the goal of supporting shared learning around the challenges community college students face in transferring their credits to a four-year program, the Catalyzing Transfer Initiative awarded grants totaling nearly $4.5 million to five nonprofits....