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Weekly Reads—June 3, 2021

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

“In nonprofits and philanthropy, [white supremacy] manifests in ways we may not even realize, or in ways we refuse to acknowledge as white supremacy. These things add up. They make whiteness the default. They keep power concentrated in white leaders and institutions. It makes it easier for injustice against racialized people and communities to take place.” [more]
Vu Le, Nonprofit AF

“For philanthropy to have more equitable practices, we must examine and reimagine the way we do our work. … At Headwaters Foundation, we do not let compliance drive our grantmaking approaches. Instead, we start by developing trust-based grantmaking practices and then get creative about how to meet compliance requirements.” [more]
Brenda Solorzano, Headwaters Foundation, on Candid

“In an analysis that will publish later Tuesday, the National Council of Nonprofits notes that the [Biden] budget calls for a 16 percent increase in domestic spending. David Thompson, vice president for public policy at the council, said that such strong growth in domestic spending likely would mean extra revenue for nonprofits that contract with the government to provide services to poor and low-income people.” [more]
Dan Parks, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy