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Community foundations underfunding Black communities, study finds

Only a small percentage of funding from community foundations in several cities with large African-American populations is awarded to organizations that serve African Americans in need, an issue brief from the National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy finds.  Read… Read More

Announcing re:power’s Four New Board Members

Jess Morales Rocketto, Civic Engagement Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Executive Director of Care in Action; Justin Myers, CEO of For Our Future and For Our Future Action Fund; Katrina Gamble, owner & president of… Read More

If Mark Zuckerberg is truly concerned with racial justice, there are better places to donate his money

I was disappointed, but not surprised, to read that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative had “left Black leaders and Black communities unsupported” [“Black workers call out Zuckerberg philanthropy,” front page, Aug. 17]. This, despite leadership’s expressed goal of supporting… Read More

FAQ: NCRP’s Black Funding Denied Data Report

The following are answers to some questions that we are already getting from funders, the media and the public about our latest data report, Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities. In general, the data… Read More

NCRP Report: Too Many Local Community Foundations Still Underinvesting in Black Communities

Analysis of publicly available data finds that among some of the largest community foundations, only 1% of grants are explicitly designated for Black communities*, despite their 15% share of the local population. Explore the figures by… Read More

Grantees’ Open Letter Accuses Grant Maker of Bias and Lack of Transparency

In the case of the Artist Trust, that includes grantees. In general, however, philanthropy provides few avenues for grantees to make their grievances known. Lisa Ranghelli, senior director of evaluation and learning at the National Committee… Read More

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