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Philanthropists Bench Women of Color, the M.V.P.s of Social Change

By Vanessa Daniel, The New York Times

November 19, 2019

I run a national public foundation, and I see up close that the people who are overrepresented in success at social change — women of color who lead grass-roots nonprofits — are wildly underrepresented in funding. Only 0.6 percent of foundation giving was targeted to women of color in 2016. The record for individual donors is not much better.

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