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Weekly Reads – September 4, 2020

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

“Any effort to build race consciousness within an organization should be owned and driven by everyone in the organization, from the mailroom to the boardroom.” [more]
—Anthony Richardson, Nord Family Foundation, on Center for Effective Philanthropy

“[O]nly 1% of grantmaking from the 25 [community] foundations that we looked at was specifically designated to benefit Black communities, even though a combined 15% of these 25 cities’ populations are Black. Put another way, these 25 foundations together distributed $78 in funding per person in their communities, but only $6 per Black person in their communities.” [more]
Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

“When it comes to race, equity, access, diversity, and inclusion, we often engage in both-siding without realizing it, in the process allowing toxic and uninformed views to cloud discussions on racism, ableism, misogyny, etc. It is important to recognize it so we can put a stop to it.” [more]
— Vu Le, Nonprofit AF