Foundations Report Progress on Racial Justice — but Some Groups See More Support Than Others

Ryan Schlegel, research director with the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, was guardedly optimistic about the results of the survey. He noted the survey relied on self-reporting from a relatively small respondent pool and said it remains to be seen to what extent these changes are taking place among America’s nearly 90,000 foundations.

“There’s always a gulf between how foundations perceive their work and the reality of their grant making on the ground, according to grantees and the communities they serve,” said Schlegel in an email. “That’s simply the nature of the current power imbalance and lack of democratic accountability inherent in much of philanthropy.”

Read the entire article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.