Respond to internal resistance to racial justice lens
Resistance is bound to arise as your foundation begins to align is strategies and practices with racial justice. Use this diagram from Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide to help navigate conflict, facilitate honest dialogue, normalize truth-telling, and develop individual and collective feedback muscles.
Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens centers what racial justice activists want funders to know. In addition to recommendations for addressing resistance, it features experienced funders’ stories and how-to tips on advancing foundation practices to achieve racial justice such as:
- Determining positive and negative consequences of using philanthropic intermediaries for your sustained racial justice
- Key questions to ask before funding white-led organizations to lead racial equity or justice work
- Learn more about Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide
- Correcting the course of some problematic trends in racial equity and justice funding
- And more