Report Puts Community Foundations in the Hot Seat on Race

Community foundations fund a bewildering variety of programs and organizations. But one thing they don’t fund enough are programs or organizations specifically targeting Black communities, according to a contentious new report (previously reported on in brief by Next City) from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Looking at grant data from 2016-2018 for 25 major city community foundations, the report says only one percent of their grantmaking was “specifically designated to benefit Black communities,” even though a combined 15 percent of the 25 cities’ populations are Black.

Read the entire article in Next City.