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Philanthropy must invest in Black-led organizations to improve maternal mortality

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: March 10, 2021

A Q&A with National Birth Equity Collaborative’s Dr. Joia Crear-Perry  NCRP’s Movement Investment Project initiative has been committed to hearing the experiences of Black, Indigenous people of color-led organizing in the reproductive access space. And while NCRP has been vocal and… Read More

Sex education funding: There has to be a better way

Written by: Shireen Rose Shakouri

Date: March 10, 2021

How can philanthropy step up to improve the quality of sex ed? The U.S. has long been considered a leader in higher education systems worldwide, but every year we send young people to college with a dearth of knowledge about something that is often considered a… Read More

Sharing abortion stories means investing in storytellers as leaders

Written by: Renee Bracey Sherman

Date: March 10, 2021

Abortion storytelling is labor. It’s time philanthropy invest in it.  When I had my abortion in 2005, I was 19 years old, and I was sure I might be the 4th person ever to have an abortion… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy March 2021

Written by: Timi Gerson

Date: March 10, 2021

Dear Reader, When I became pregnant with my first child, I had health insurance, financial stability and excellent prenatal care. I had a home, nutritious food, a car, a hospital located nearby and someone to drive… Read More

Donors and foundations are increasingly supporting movements

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 10, 2020

The best philanthropic initiatives from 2020 can show us the path for giving in 2021 It’s easy to get depressed about the state of the world this year. The coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, wildfires and the… Read More

Filling in NoVo’s void

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: November 10, 2020

The foundation’s decision is the latest example of philanthropy abandoning Black women and girls Many of us painfully remember that abrupt moment in May when we received the news that Peter and Jennifer Buffett had eliminated… Read More

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

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Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



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