Our Mission

The goal of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.

Since its inception in January 2003, PRE has directly engaged thousands of foundation representatives (including program staff, management, board members, and individual donors) in discussions of racial equity and racial justice, and, in particular, how they can advance the mission of achieving racial justice through their own philanthropic institutions. PRE has worked nationally, often partnering with local regionally-focused funders in all areas of the U.S., and has an increasingly global presence.

PRE is a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 organization that accelerates the  pace of social change through work with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems. PRE gratefully acknowledges current multiyear support from Borealis Philanthropy, the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Quixote Foundation. 

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