Grant Makers Join Together to Learn About - and Fund - Racial Justice
Originally published on May 31, 2023 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grant Makers Join Together to Learn About - and Fund - Racial Justice, tells the story of Libra Executive Director Crystal Hayling’s deep roots in the movement for racial justice and creation of the Democracy Frontlines Fund, a nationally aligned giving strategy founded by Hayling.
“When the murder of George Floyd in 2020 set off a national outpouring of grief, anger, and demands for change, Hayling saw an opportunity. She created an entity called the Democracy Frontlines Fund and persuaded a dozen grant makers, most of them family foundations, to donate $3 million each for a minimum of three years. The donors gave up not just money but control over how it would be spent, part of an approach sometimes called trust-based philanthropy,” writes Marc Gunther, author of the piece. Read the full article here.
Thank you to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for their critical reporting on racial justice funding.
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