Making Amends: How Funders Can Address Slavery’s Legacy

In 2011, less than 2 percent of funding from the nation’s largest foundations specifically targeted the black community. Because slavery played a central role “in the economic development of the country, it really ought to be a priority for every foundation to think critically about what their responsibility might be to begin to make amends for the crime that generated so much of our shared wealth,” Ryan Schlegel, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) director of research, says. Because slavery’s effects are so far-reaching, there are nearly countless ways to bring these ramifications to light and address them.

Read the entire article in Inside Philanthropy.