This piece by Inside Philanthropy's Mike Scutari sheds light on how Bonfils-Stanton Foundation "boosted annual support for arts organizations serving communities of color by 670% since 2013."
The world is in the midst of a historic moment with our changing our practices in order to function during the coronavirus pandemic and to embrace the movement for racial justice. Six months into this pandemic, we are beginning to see evidence of how the grantmaking field is responding. In my prior blog post, I reflected on the important of capitalization and financing.
Pillars recently introduced its Muslim Narrative Change Cohort, integrated by Muslim artists, practitioners, academics, and thinkers who, according to the announcement, "are creating a transformative narrative strategy that will offer us the opportunity to change stories, ideas, behaviors and, ultimately, society".
In a recent podcast, Michelle Coffey, executive director of Lambent Foundation, has a conversation with facilitator Gibrán Rivera, Lambent’s “network theory” guide, about "how arts organizations can lead with consciousness, culture, and action through relentless experimentation" in this historic moment.
Filantropía Puerto Rico (FiPR) convened a group of the organizations that have been actively working on managing the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the island. They discussed the state of things on Puerto Rico, and "on the actions needed to change direction towards a just recovery that guarantees dignified living conditions and safe and healthy environments for the population," as the report states.
In the midst of this year’s crisis, Forbes writes about companies born in the creative economy.
For the month of October, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by the Wallace Foundation.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Initiative will hold a roundtable titled "Connecting the Dots Between Academics, Broadband, and Culture for Communities of Color" on Tuesday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, that will addresses broadband access, education, and cultural competency.
After months of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) announced recently $1.5 million in grants to help New York City’s cultural institutions build back a more equitable culture and experience.
The Ford Foundation announced last week "an unprecedented $160 million-and-growing initiative called America’s Cultural Treasures, with substantial grants going to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) organizations across the country," as The Washington Post reported.