Philanthropy relies on the amassed wealth of families and institutions that have benefited from systemic racism. As a result, the institution has a power imbalance in where funds go and what organizations and initiatives receive support.
Developing a deeper understanding of institutional racism in the United States can help lean funders dismantle the harmful practices and power disparities that perpetuate inequities in philanthropy today.
This three-part blog series can serve as a starting point for this work. Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore:
- Developing a shared language
- Understanding an anti-racist intersectional frame
- Actionable steps to make philanthropy more equitable