AFP: Fundraising Tools: Donor of Color Network — Donors of Color Can Advance Causes by Leading Change
AFP – October 1, 2022
By Isabelle Leighton
We know that the planet is hurting. Our people are suffering from wealth gaps that feel as though they will never close. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers are struggling to see equitably distributed resources, and we are witnessing the same solutions and policies we have been using for decades fail the people that they are meant to protect. A 2021 report by the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) found that, in 2018—the latest year for which complete grants data is available—just 6% of total philanthropic dollars supported racial equity work and only 1% supported racial justice initiatives. The time is now for a big shift in how we think about our resources and the people behind them.
Fresh off the one-year anniversary of their world-changing climate justice campaign, which aims to shift hundreds of millions in new resources to BIPOC-led organizations, the Donors of Color Network (DOCN) (donorsofcolor.org) has released a comprehensive report that furthers its mission to shift the center of gravity in philanthropy toward racial and social justice.
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