PRE Infographics

Investing in communities of color has meant greater impact.  It is clear that the most effective work in the country is often done by People of Color-led organizations that are deeply committed to long-term systems transformation. The phenomenal work of Black women led organizations to deliver historic electoral wins, the transformative work of indigenous leadership to defend Standing Rock, and breakthrough work on immigration rights are just a few examples of organizing in communities of color that is redefining change work and breathing new life into US democracy.  Philanthropy has been making a shift toward recognizing these assets and away from the old dominant paradigm of limited, deficit-oriented funding.  –  Upcoming Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.

In partnership with Race Forward and Foundation Center, PRE looks at how we define, measure, and track grantmaking aimed at structural racism. Using available data on racial justice grantmaking, we have created an infographic  to explore the question, “What do we need to know to prioritize racial justice?”

Annual foundation funding focused on people of color has never exceeded 8.4% of overall grantmaking, even as the population of People of Color has grown substantially over the past 20 years. What is your foundation doing to address this disparity in racial equity?

We successfully argued that an explicit racial equity lens ensures that the particular needs and assets of communities are taken into account, and that diversity, while important to that task, is insufficient for addressing power imbalances.

We successfully argued that an explicit racial equity lens ensures that the particular needs and assets of communities are taken into account, and that diversity, while important to that task, is insufficient for addressing power imbalances.

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