Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy

DONATE Critical Issues Forum Vol.5 Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy is the fifth volume of the Critical Issues Forum series, which aims to deepen the discourse around important progressive racial justice issues within philanthropy. In this journal we share essays and interviews with activists and funders, tackling a range of current issues, challenges and … Read more

Preface: Has There Been Progress on Racial Justice in Philanthropy?

DONATE Preface: Has There Been Progress on Racial Justice in Philanthropy? Lori Villarosa is the executive director and founder of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE). “Have you seen any progress?” This is a question most of us are asked in our work toward social change. It is asked of ourselves, asked by our … Read more

Timeline of Race, Racism, Resistance and Philanthropy 1992-2014

Timeline of Race, Racism, Resistance and Philanthropy 1992-2014 By Larry Raphael Salomon, Julie Quiroz, Maggie Potapchuk and Lori Villarosa. This historical timeline attempts to capture, in one place, many significant moments, events, controversies and victories that have defined the racial landscape since the turbulent days following the LAPD/Rodney King beating verdict over two decades ago. … Read more

The Structural Racism Concept and Its Impact on Philanthropy

DONATE The Structural Racism Concept and Its Impact on Philanthropy Daniel Martinez HoSang is an associate professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon. In the mid-1990s, public policies to promote racial justice faced a new round of attacks. In California, the bluest of blue states, voters approved ballot measures eliminating … Read more

Reflections from the Inside: Philanthropic Leaders on Racial Justice and Grantmaking

DONATE Reflections from the Inside: Philanthropic Leaders on Racial Justice and Grantmaking Rick Cohen is the national correspondent of the Nonprofit Quarterly magazine, (NPQ). Editors’ Note: This retrospective look at the past two decades of philanthropy’s approaches to race was primarily based on interviews with 21 racial justice and equity leaders in the field. This … Read more

Sidebar: Data Snapshot on Racial Justice Grantmaking

DONATE Sidebar: Data Snapshot on Racial Justice Grantmaking As we noted earlier in this publication, PRE recognizes there is no simple category for grantmaking with a structural racialization lens. Grants that could be included in a portfolio using a structural racialization approach might include research, media, organizing, advocacy or other categories. They might include grants … Read more

Walking Forward: Racial Justice Funding Lessons from the Field

DONATE Walking Forward: Racial Justice Funding Lessons from the Field Julie Quiroz is a senior fellow at the Movement Strategy Center. Fifty years after the major victories of the civil rights movement, racial justice activists share a sense of bitter dismay at what Judith Browne Dianis, director of Advancement Project, calls a “new normal” of … Read more

Paths Along the Way to Racial Justice: Four Foundation Case Studies

DONATE Paths Along the Way to Racial Justice: Four Foundation Case Studies Interviews and case studies of the foundations were done by Lisa McGill, the principal of LM Strategies Consulting and Maggie Potapchuk, the principal of MP Associates. As structural racism analysis and concepts have evolved over the past 20 years, forward-thinking foundations have increasingly … Read more