Breaking down silos means starting from intersectionality and emphasizing climate justice.
As far back as I can remember, racial constructions have been a part of my reality and lived experience.
We have a lot of work to do. Most of us have known this for some time, but the events of the last few weeks highlight just how much work remains to be done.
The COVID-19 crisis and the path forward make two things abundantly clear to me: (1) clean, reliable water is central to a resilient and just future, and (2) foundations must ground their work in intersectionality, whether they focus on an issue or place, right now and forever more.
Racial bias—both personal and institutional, conscious and unconscious—creeps into all parts of the philanthropic and grantmaking process.
The nonprofit and philanthropic sector has contributed to many advances in our society, including civil rights, consumer protections, public health, and safety. Many of these efforts have been supported by foundations engaging in public policy.
Earlier this month, BoardSource joined with CEP and seven other colleague organizations to call on foundation leaders to acknowledge and respond to the devastating and unprecedented realities of the COVID
With close to 100,000 active foundations and collective annual giving of nearly $87 billion, America has the largest philanthropic sector in the world.