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June 9th, 2020

Advancing Racial Justice: Philanthropic Resources and Responses

Recent protests continue to draw renewed attention to long standing issues of racial justice in a wide variety of communities. We share a selection of resources which recently have been sent out from philanthropic infrastructure organizations.

 

NY Funders Alliance Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Resource Page

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations “Hope is Not a Strategy for Change”

Nonprofit Quarterly

“Time to Untether Philanthropy to Back Black-Led and Defined Work”

“Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism”

 

Council on Foundation’s A CALL TO ACTION: PHILANTHROPY’S COMMITMENT DURING COVID-19

Center for Effective Philanthropy

“Foundations, Act on What You Control to Confront Racism”

“Race, Equity, and Unavoidable Challenges for Philanthropy”

 

Chronicle of Philanthropy

“The Racial Funding Gap Can’t Continue in the Pandemic”

“To Achieve Justice, Philanthropy Must Give Up Its Power (Opinion)”

 

Central New York Community Foundation “Racial Equity and Community Trauma”

National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy

“Power Moves”

“PHILANTHROPY’S POWER TO DISRUPT TYRANNY – STARTING WITH ITSELF”

Stanford Social Innovation Review  “The Struggle to Overcome Racism”

 

Many donors are asking for information from Community Foundation about what they might consider as action steps. How might we advance both racial justice and economic equity opportunity? Organizational capacity and self determination needs require the redistribution of resources and power to groups with Black agency. When done well philanthropy is one of many means to achieve this goal. If you agree and if you are able, please consider making a contribution of time, talent, treasure and voice to one or more of these or similar organizations.

Black Lives Matter Ithaca

Civic Ensemble

Dorothy Cotton Institute

GIAC

Latino Civic Association

Multicultural Resource Center

Mutual Aid Tompkins

My Brothers Keeper Ithaca

Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

Southside Community Center

SURJ (Tompkins County Showing Up for Racial Justice)

The Village at Ithaca

Ultimate Reentry Opportunity (URO)

 

 

135 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities

 

Here are some local organizations you can join and educational resources & training opportunities.

Business Leaders of Colors (BLOC)

Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County

Michelle Courtney Berry, Courtney Consulting

Natural Leaders Initiative

Rise to Equity Excellence, LLC, Paula Ioanide

TFC Associates

Tompkins County Human Rights Commission

 

Additional Community Foundation resources from past philanthropy education convenings, meetings and surveys:

Women’s Fund: Cultivating Confidence, Building Skills

The Art of Participatory Leadership: Discussion and Metrics

Increasing Community Engagement in Decision Making through the Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund

Inspiring Stories, Empowering Community: College Initiative Upstate

Collective Impact Initiatives: Grantee Reports [Cradle to Career, Childhood Nutrition Collaborative, Collective Impact Explained]

Report Back Resources – 2015-16 Grant Cycle Collective Impact: Building Relationships, Building Our Future

Donor Advisor Fund 2019 Survey Report

Social Capital in Tompkins County 2012 CIPA Presentation

2012 CIPA Social Capital Report Part I

2012 CIPA Social Capital Report Part II

Volunteer Leadership and Service: Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) 

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