Employing a Racial Justice Lens: Not just for times of crisis
"Approaching your grantmaking with a racial justice lens is not just for times of crisis. By employing this lens at all times, funders can unlock long-term transformational impact and strengthen the community-wide infrastructure needed to foresee, respond to, and avert potential damages from crises like the COVID-19 pandemic."
Lori Villarosa, founder and executive director of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), says in a recent article published in Nonprofit Quarterly. Villarosa explains that in rapid response giving, if funders apply a racial justice lens, that may contribute to ensuring "that COVID-19 crisis support goes towards helping the most vulnerable members of our communities now with an eye towards creating an equitable and just future."