This essay highlights the multifaceted ways racism influences philanthropy from the perspective of a Black woman scholar who founded a donor-advised fund targeting Black women and girls.
Category: DEI & Inclusive Growth
Trish Abalo reflects on the research and initiatives led by Juan Olivarez during his term as the Johnson Center’s Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as her own experience working alongside him.
As pandemic-related eviction and foreclosure moratoriums expire, millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at risk of displacement from their homes and communities in the United States.
Muslim and Native American leaders collaborate to remove systemic barriers that have historically prevented organizations in their communities from accessing equitable opportunities and funding.
We asked our Grantmaking School instructors to describe aspects of their identity that inform their teaching and shape their approach to philanthropy. The responses we received were rich, instructive, and shared common threads.
When funders support their nonprofit partners’ ability to raise flexible, independent dollars, those nonprofits are better positioned to meet crises and opportunities quickly, creatively, and strategically.
Organizations in Cleveland have partnered to forge a new growth paradigm through real estate ownership in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods — those that have been systematically shut out of wealth-generating opportunities.
The articles in The Foundation Review Volume 12, Issue 4, guest-edited by Juan Olivarez, center on efforts to support inclusive growth communities.
Donors and institutions are wrestling with the roots of our collective inheritance: much of philanthropy’s corpus has its history in exploitative acts. Here, we explore some steps funders can take — and are already taking — to rebalance the scales.
Bosch Community Fund President Kathleen Owsley describes how the organization has moved beyond a prescriptive model when it comes to grantmaking and relationships with grantees to a process which emphasizes community engagement and feedback as the driver of the work.