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.