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Lessons for philanthropy from the election results in Georgia

While we wait for the results of the 2020 elections to be certified, one thing is clear: The increased civic engagement of Black and Latinx communities in the Deep South has made national and local races more competitive. But how is it that… Read More

Foundations Have Increased Giving and Loosened Restrictions Since Pandemic

Jeanné Lewis, vice president at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, said the report underscores an ongoing need for more data from foundations about how they are responding to the pandemic. “The conversations I’ve been involved… Read More

Former Employee Accuses Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Of Racial Bias

In a post on the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Holgado wrote, “Chan failed to grasp the seriousness of the issue the letter raised, refusing to meet several of the group’s requests, most notably declining to provide… Read More

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative faces racial discrimination allegations from former employee

“Unfortunately, Chan once again failed to grasp the seriousness of the issues the letter raised, refusing to meet several of the group’s requests, most notably declining to provide transparency into CZI’s pay equity data as it… Read More

Mega Philanthropy: Demanding More (Part 2)

Over $4B is awarded annually by community foundations, but only $5M is distributed to fund LGBTQ+ issues. 25 community foundations have consistently underfunded Black-Brown communities, according to a recent study by the National Committee for Responsive… Read More

Black Lives Matter, COVID and Equity: Philanthropy Must Step Up for the Long Struggle

More recently, a National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy report highlighted the shortcomings of community foundations in supporting Black communities. It triggered a backlash over the report methodology, but while we can debate specifics of the data,… Read More


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