The Racial Funding Gap Can’t Continue in the Pandemic
By now the ruthlessness of the coronavirus pandemic is clear. It has not only brought devastating deaths and economic destruction and the suffering that comes with both but it has also exacerbated the tolls of racism and pre-existing inequity in our nation.
Echoing Green and the Bridgespan Group recently collaborated to research the depth of racial inequities in philanthropic funding. Based on what we see in our work, two of the biggest factors holding back philanthropy’s efforts to advance social change are rooted in race. One is understanding the role of race in the problems philanthropists are trying to solve. The second is the significance of race when it comes to how philanthropists identify leaders and find solutions.
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy