Op-Ed: Philanthropy Must Address Structural Inequities (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. Until foundations address the structural inequities that contribute significantly to human suffering, their own … Jan 9, 2008.
This paper is the culmination of five years’ work evaluating Ford Foundation’s portfolio of grants, “Community Philanthropy and Racial Equity in the American South.” It is based on reflective, focused, and appreciative conversations with nearly 100 philanthropic organizations operating in both African American and White American settings. […]
Doubling down on Education has long been a favorite policy option when unrest brews and the people in charge realize there’s trouble ahead. “Something must be done.” Education is the time-honored ticket to the comfort […]
How? Grants can be made for the following purposes: Strengthen Organizations and Networks Listening, reflecting, learning – and shaping improved efforts Strengthening personal, leadership and organizational skills Developing organizational vision and priorities for enhancing RE/SJ […]
The killing of Trayvon Martin raises the prospect of a new disparity: unequal enforcement of “stand your ground” legislation. A stand your ground law states that a person may use force in self-defense when there […]
A reader writes in response to my last post: “I have great difficulty to believe there are legal impediments in the area of discrimination. I used to live in a fully integrated neighborhood in Chevy […]
“Throughout the history of the United States, public officials have used the rule of law to deny equal opportunities to African Americans.” Strong language, almost shocking in its clarity. It’s how Elaine Gross of ERASE […]
Good question. And what do “success” and “progress” look like? These are two questions we at Effective Communities pursued over five years, with support from the Ford Foundation. Pathways to Progress: Focusing Philanthropy on Racial […]