Racial Equity

2019 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

2019 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

Posted September 11, 2019

Each of the eighteen fellows selected for this year's cohort will receive $100,000 over eighteen months as well as leadership training, networking opportunities, and additional professional development support....

Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity
September 10, 2019
A rapid rise in home prices is straining the budgets of many Colorado households, even as discriminatory policies and practices exacerbate the burden on families of color, a report from the Colorado Health Institute finds. Funded by the Colorado Trust and informed by eighteen partner organizations of the trust's Health Equity Advocacy Cohort,...
Kresge Awards Climate Resilience Grants Totaling $1.5 Million

Kresge Awards Climate Resilience Grants Totaling $1.5 Million

Posted August 30, 2019

Awarded through the foundation's Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative, the planning grants will support the efforts of fifteen nonprofits to develop multiyear plans that address community-defined health and climate priorities....

Insights, Aspirations, and Action: Investing in Asset Building for San Antonio Families
August 26, 2019
While San Antonio — the population of which is 64 percent Latinx, 25 percent white, 7 percent African-American, and 3 percent Asian-American — is more integrated than comparable U.S. cities, poverty in the city is concentrated in majority Latinx and black communities, a report from the San Antonio Area Asset Funders Network finds. Funded by...
Report Calls for Addressing Role of Policing in Mass Incarceration

Report Calls for Addressing Role of Policing in Mass Incarceration

Posted August 20, 2019

A report from the Vera Institute of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge calls for shifting policing practices, which have become "an expressway to jail," away from an overreliance on punitive enforcement for low-level offenses....

Lessons From the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund
August 17, 2019
A report from the New York Community Trust highlights lessons learned from the work of the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund — a funder collaborative launched in 2014 by the trust, the Rockefeller Brothers and David Rockefeller funds, and the Booth Ferris, Robert Sterling Clark, Lambent, Stavros Niarchos, and Robert Rauschenberg...
Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Posted August 15, 2019

A report from the Chicago Foundation for Women found that while rates of labor force participation, higher education attainment, corporate leadership, and political representation for women improved in 2017, disparities for women of color remained....