The disproportionate public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on certain communities, along with nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice, have intensified the calls for foundations to focus on equity and reckon with anti-Black racism in a deeper way than they had before. To what extent have staffed foundations changed their practices in 2020 in response to this push for substantial shifts in how philanthropy approaches its work?
CEP surveyed and interviewed foundation leaders to find out. Foundations Respond to Crisis: Toward Equity? reveals that almost all foundations participating in CEP's study report placing new, or more, focus on supporting Black, Latino, and lower-income communities; and most foundation leaders say they are reckoning with racism and paying greater attention to racial equity in their work. However, there remains still significant room for further progress, and it remains to be seen how deep and sustained this new focus will be.
- Published by
- The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)
- Funded by
- The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- The Raikes Foundation
- Weingart Foundation
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Document type
- North America / United States
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License