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PEAK Grantmaking

Social Justice Philanthropy

About this issue

Conversations about social justice philanthropy – grantmaking that addresses the root causes of systemic, generations-old issues – have exploded in the wake of growing movements like #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and the #PoorPeopleCampaign. But where to start?

In this issue, philanthropic thought leaders share stories of collaborative action that addresses root causes and increases investment in the long, hard work of transforming chronically underfunded communities. You’ll find out what one funder learned while working to transform statewide economic and education systems, the results of a decade-long investment in Black men and boys across the U.S., the power of arts funding in galvanizing community, supporting frontline social justice work, and more.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Joanna Willis Cabral and Big Big Box’s Brad Cameron-Cooper (previously of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation) serve as guest co-editors.