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Weekly Reads—November 12, 2021

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

“Between 2017 and 2018, grant dollars for persons with disabilities decreased by $9M, or 14%, among funders who submitted grants data both years. Persons with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. … [And they] are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes such as less education, poorer health, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates. This marginalization should highlight the need for more support, not less.” [more]
Lorraine Wapling and Arlene Wilson-Grant, the Disability Rights Fund, and Aapurv Jain, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, writing for Human Rights Funders Network

“The question I’m constantly asking myself is this: Will our funding system make transformative change that will happen in our lifetime? I am challenging other philanthropic organizations and donors to join me in this reflection. Our philanthropic model needs to move beyond generous donations to commitments rooted in justice if we are to make bold changes that shift the balance of power in our society.” [more]
Carmen Rojas, Marguerite Casey Foundation, in The Seattle Times

“Ultimately, philanthropy’s responsibility to social movements isn’t just to move money—it is to be specific and measured in moving resources to those that are building power for impacted communities and creating systems rooted in justice, equity, and liberation.” [more]
Nwamaka Agbo, Kataly Foundation, for Center for Effective Philanthropy