ImpactAlpha, September 24 – MacArthur Foundation has made grants totaling $10 million to organizations supporting Black, Native and other under-represented groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Recipients include: Cultural Survival, Native Voices Rising, and the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund. Another $15 million in grants went to organizations strengthening voter education and fighting voter suppression,
ImpactAlpha, September 14 – The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium is tackling a glaring lack of investor and philanthropic attention. The Appalachian Community Fund, the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Fund for Southern Communities and TruthSpeaks Consulting launched a fund to finance capacity building for local organizations serving Black women and girls and grants
ImpactAlpha, September 2 – Two impact investors sounded off in ImpactAlpha this week about the importance of securing the fairness of the November U.S. election (see, “How impact investors can help ensure racial justice includes electoral justice,” and “Impact investors have a role to play in preventing worst-case election scenarios”). Now comes the Facebook founder
“It’s a great time for new entrants, but for those of us who’ve been doing this for a while it is equally urgent to raise our game right and to not get complacent,” said Margot Brandenburg of the Ford Foundation.