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Weekly Reads—June 25, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“Diversity, equity, equality and inclusion is more of a journey than a destination. We can always learn more to fight implicit bias and to advance progress. [Here] are many helpful resources that you can use in your journey.” [more]
Respectability

“Giving by foundations increased 17.0%, to an estimated $88.55 billion (a growth rate of 15.6%, adjusted for inflation), reaching its highest-ever dollar amount. Giving by foundations, which has grown in nine of the last 10 years, represented 19% of total giving in 2020, its largest share on record.” [more]
Giving USA 2021: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2020, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

“Nonprofits in the U.S. emerged from the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic better than feared, thanks to what we now know was record charitable giving as well as the lifeline provided by the federal government through the Payment Protection Program (PPP). The American public and policymakers alike should take the lessons of 2020 to heart and continue to support the vast and diverse array of nonprofits in the U.S. that strengthen our communities and change lives for the better.” [more]
Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy, in The Hill