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Weekly Reads—May 13, 2022

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

“While multi-year, flexible funding is not the entirety of what makes grantmaking more equitable, it is a key entry point for funders seeking to share power with grantees. And it’s something nonprofits have requested for years, with few results.” [more]
Katie Smith Milway and Amy Markham, MilwayPLUS; and Chris Cardona and Kathy Reich, Ford Foundation for Stanford Social Innovation Review

“I realized how much the philanthropic sector has a responsibility to recognize the breadth and depth of harm that has been caused to Indigenous communities through the extraction of resources on which our field was founded, and to contribute to their healing and repair.” [more]
Faiza Bukhari, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, on

“There’s historically been little research about existing efforts to prevent homelessness among youth or to keep youth out of homelessness systems. … Presented in partnership between True Colors United, The Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and The Schultz Family Foundation, [the PERCEPTIONS: Exploring Youth Homelessness Prevention and Diversion in the United States] report summarizes findings from an exploratory research study that examined youth homelessness prevention and diversion services in the United States.” [more]
True Colors United

Many of the persistent barriers to economic security facing Americans with disabilities are the result of policy failures that become visible when we center the perspectives and experiences of the disability community—from inadequate affordable, accessible housing and transportation, to a long history of disinvestment in community living supports, and more. A new report from The Century Foundation and the Center for Economic Policy Research, “Economic Justice Is Disability Justice,” provides an overview of the economic crisis the disability community was facing long before the COVID-19 pandemic.