A Letter Asks Funders to Double the Amount of Funding and Ensure it Goes to BIPOC Organizations

In an open letter, the BIPOC Executive Directors Coalition of Washington State urge funders to "double the amount of funding you release to nonprofits and ensure the additional funds are going to organizations led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color."

The coalition also asks funders to "foster long-term stability of these organizations by providing multi-year, general operating grants; and support systems-change work led by these communities."

The undersigned state:

Black, Indigenous, and communities of color have been disproportionately devastated by the intersecting crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and systemic racism. Our nonprofits are facing increased demands for services while our resources have dwindled. We need you to give more, to fund differently, and to partner with us to address the host of problems our communities are facing.

Read the letter here.