Racial Equity In The Nonprofit World
Despite going through an extraordinary year, I remained focus and continued to read, study, and develop my skills as a grant writer. Why? Because it’s my job to represent underserved communities in grant applications honestly and meticulously.
As I read The Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Survey on Political Rally going and Activism: Key Findings, I found that an unprecedented number of foundations and philanthropic infrastructure organizations have added racial equity explicitly to their communications and programming.
After reading this article, it sparked something within. We all need to demonstrate our altruistic nature. Show more consideration of others, no matter what nationality or gender. If there is going to be a change in our society, we have to transform. We can no longer sit around and wait for one person to lead the way. We all know what to do. But will we?
I’m now reading the 2019 Guide to Racial Justice in Grantmaking created by the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. This article is based on a large qualitative study of foundations around the U.S. Although what I’ve been reading as of late is about the other side of the coin; what grantmakers should be doing, helps me think about what grantmakers might be looking for in the nonprofits they fund and how I can guide organizations I work with. If you want to read this for yourself, you have to get on their email list to download it, but I think it’s worth it.
While we still have a long way to go for racial equity and justice in the nonprofit arena, I am determined to do my part. Kristin from Grant Writing Made Easy forwarded several foundations that align its philosophy and operations with pursuing racial justice goals.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will forward you the list of nonprofits geared towards racial injustice and racial equity.