Inching Toward Equity
Eric Ward, who is African American, is an expert on white nationalism. He worked in foundations for seven years, including a three-year stint as a program officer at the Ford Foundation. When he became executive director of the Western States Center, a nonprofit that helps build grassroots economic, gender, and racial-justice organizations, he wanted to believe that what he calls progressive philanthropy would be eager to support his work.
But that has not been the case. Less than half of his budget comes from those grant makers. The result, he says, is that one of the few black leaders with a deep understanding of white nationalism is receiving the least money to address it.
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy