A Year Ago, 12 Funders Committed to Support Racial Justice. Here’s What We’re Learning
Originally posted in Inside Philanthropy on November 18, 2021
In her latest article, Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation, shares the significance and impact of the Democracy Frontlines Fund funder learning community. DFF brought together 12 funders committed to supporting racial justice. Read more about what they’re learning here.
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