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Will foundations’ next crisis response be déjà vu all over again?

Category: Perspective

Will foundations’ next crisis response be déjà vu all over again?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and national movement against police brutality and racism, the philanthropy sector appears motivated to embrace new approaches to transformational change—and yet is also moving cautiously and at times hesitantly toward undertaking the types of fundamental institutional realignment approaches that will deliver real systemic equity and justice.

Support Black Artists: A Call to Funders

(Photo credit: AP/Brynn Anderson) As we watch the removal and destruction of monuments that reflect the pain felt by so many people around this country, funders of the arts have an opportunity to galvanize the creation of new public displays that call out the portrayal of racism embedded in our history, system, and values.