Racial Equity

Stephen Ross pledges $13 million to help end racism through sports

Stephen Ross pledges $13 million to help end racism through sports

July 8, 2020

RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality) will use the gift from founder and board co-chair Stephen M. Ross to advance its mission to empower the sports community "to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice, and improve race relations"....

Morgan Stanley awards $10 million to National Urban League

Morgan Stanley awards $10 million to National Urban League

July 6, 2020

The funding will support the organization's Urban Empowerment Fund, credit union, and financial literacy and homeowner counseling programs; its workforce development program; and an internship program for rising leaders....

Mellon Foundation commits $5.25 million for prison libraries

Mellon Foundation commits $5.25 million for prison libraries

July 5, 2020

A partnership with Yale Law School's Justice Collaboratory, the Million Book Project will provide a curated five-hundred-book collection to a thousand medium- and maximum-security prisons and juvenile detention centers in every state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia....

Salesforce commits $410 million for racial equality and justice

Salesforce commits $410 million for racial equality and justice

July 3, 2020

The commitment includes $200 million in philanthropic support and a million volunteer hours over the next five years for organizations working to advance racial equality and justice and $10 million in support of Tableau Software’s Racial Justice Data Initiative....

Funder collaborative for a just, sustainable global economy launched

Funder collaborative for a just, sustainable global economy launched

July 1, 2020

An initiative of Funders Organized for Rights in the Global Economy (FORGE), partners in the Response and Vision Fund include Fundación Avina, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, the SAGE Fund, True Costs Initiative, the Wallace Global Fund, the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and the Ford, Laudes, and Open Society foundations....

No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide
June 30, 2020
A publication from the Center for Cultural Power offers guidelines for artists, storytellers, and activists looking to leverage their collective cultural power to advance social change and justice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide (29 pages, PDF) outlines ways that social change...