Funds are pouring into racial justice programs. Will it help?

These efforts are a change in course for the philanthropic world, which often fails to specifically set aside funds for communities of color. Before 2020, Candid found that funding focused on racial equity accounted for less than 1% of all foundation funding in the country. An analysis of community foundations in 25 cities from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy found only 1% of grants were specifically designated for Black communities, despite the fact that a combined 15% of the cities’ populations are Black. About two-thirds of grants were dedicated to human services rather than initiatives related to structural change, such as policy advocacy or civil rights litigation. 

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