Philanthropy Colorado members respond to racial injustice

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

AJL's Commitment to Fighting Injustice | AJL Foundation

AJL Foundation stands by the Black community in the fight against racism, and would like to call out anti-Black racism specifically. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and the unfathomably tragic loss of countless lives in Black, Indigenous and communities of color to centuries of racism and injustice. This is America's history. This is America's present... Read more.

Racism is a Public Health Issue: What George Floyd’s Death Can Teach Funders | The Colorado Health Foundation

When racially-motivated ideals lead to overt misuse of power and senseless death, we have conversations at the Foundation about how the event connects to our mission. How does the death of a man at the hands of police in Minneapolis have anything to do with bringing health in reach for all Coloradans?

The answer? It has everything to do with our work... Read more.

Moving Towards Justice Requires All of Us | The Denver Foundation

“In these uncertain times.” For the past two-and-a-half months, I’ve struggled with this phrase. While much about this moment is, in fact, uncertain – the course this virus will take, what treatments or vaccines may become available and when, how aspects of daily life are changing – there is a whole lot that is certain... Read more.

A Message from Caring for Colorado | Caring for Colorado Foundation

At Caring for Colorado, we mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other Black Americans from violent acts. We feel deep sadness and anger in this moment. Our hearts are with the victims’ families and all who feel hopeless, scared, and angry in the face of pervasive racial discrimination. Too many lives have been lost and too many people are forever harmed by racism and brutality in our country. It must stop... Read more.

Ain’t I A Woman, Too? Without Racial Equity, There Cannot Be Gender Equity | The Women's Foundation of Colorado

The late Dr. Vincent Harding, a Denver treasure and dear friend, often invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when speaking to the “beloved community.” Today, as I write to WFCO’s beloved community, I reach for his spirit along with other Black ancestors, such as Sojourner Truth. Truth was born into slavery, where her body was used as property for profit. After escaping with her infant daughter and then later using the court system to free her son from slavery, Truth became a leader of the abolitionist movement. At the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, where some asked that she not be allowed to speak, she asked the audience, “Ain’t I a Woman?”... Read more.

A 2020 Equity Timeline | Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

What does it mean to be equitable during these times? I have wrestled with this question throughout my career, especially over the past six months. In January, I started as executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Our mission is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity. To achieve this mission, we certainly have to understand oral health, but, perhaps more important, we must understand the concept of equity. We are constantly asking the questions about what is fair, just, and impartial...Read more.

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