The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

February 08, 2017 12:00 PM | Allistair Mallillin (Administrator)

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change is aimed at large foundations, social change grantmakers and Black charitable organizations. The case statement, coauthored by ABFE President and CEO Susan Taylor Batten and Hill-Snowdon Executive Director Nat Chioke Williams, indicates that less than 2 percent of funding by the nation’s largest foundations is specifically targeted to the Black community. Calling investment in Black-led social change a “moral imperative,” they recommend at least a 25 percent increase in giving by the nation’s largest foundations over the next five years, with emphasis on strengthening the infrastructure for Black-led social change.

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