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PEAK Grantmaking

Weekly Reads—April 23, 2021

A roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“Even with the recent large spike in hate incidents toward AAPIs and the fact that around 25% of all AAPIs are frontline workers, not many foundations indicated making new efforts at supporting AAPI communities in the last year.” [more]
Grace Nicolette, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

“Racial justice and fighting climate change are inextricably entwined. […] We call on the biggest climate funders who have not yet made a decision on the pledge to step up, commit to transparency, and increase their investments in BIPOC communities. If that happens, we can look forward to seeing essential new dollars flowing to the groups most invested in building the political will to save our society and our planet.” [more]
Crystal Hayling and Angie Chen, The Libra Foundation, in The Center for Effective Philanthropy

“The longest journey in philanthropy is from the conversation to the writing of checks. The jury is out on whether the current surge of interest in the discussion will translate into sustained giving at a scale that looks different. If grant makers really want to be anti-racist, they need to be willing to relinquish control of money.” [more]
Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, and Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy