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Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020

This report looks at the philanthropic dollars that were distributed for COVID-19 in the first half of 2020. Although not a complete picture of the global philanthropic response, due to the ever-changing response to the pandemic, the report offers some insight into funding flows seen thus far. Some key findings: — In the first half of the year, we identified more than $11.9 billion awarded for COVID-19 globally — Corporations accounted for nearly two-thirds of funding — Community foundations awarded more grants than any other grantmaker type (49 percent of total awards) — Gifts by high-net-...
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Giving in Numbers

CECP’s Giving in Numbers is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies. It is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement. CECP has the largest and most historical data set on trends in the industry, shared by more than 585 multi-billion-dollar companies over nearly 19 years, representing more than $312 billion in corporate social investments over that time span. The report is embraced by professionals across all sectors globally to...
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Race, Culture, Power and Inclusion in Foundations

This report was sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, more particularly, by an internal group at the Foundation called RESPECT. This group seeks to improve the ways in which the Foundation addresses issues with respect to race, class, culture, and power both internally and externally. Although various dimensions of this very broad topic are broken down and addressed in this report and in the questionnaire, the results of this study clearly indicate that internal and external hiring, grantmaking, grantee relations, and board recruitment are all interrelated when it comes to race, class,...
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State of Funding: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking in Minnesota

This report shows that U.S. foundations awarded nearly $1.3 million in 2007 to LGBTQ organizations and programs throughout Minnesota; 83 percent of this giving came from foundations based inside the state. It also found that nearly half of the Minnesota organizations that responded to our study have annual budgets of $100,000 or less and operate with two or fewer paid staff members. These groups rely more on support from foundations and individuals, and less on government and corporate sources. A number of opportunities exist for foundations to invest in LGBTQ communities throughout Minnesota...
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Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences and Adultification Bias

This study's goal was to measure participants’ responses to our adultification findings by asking them about their real-world observations and seeking their insights about solutions to overcome this bias, as well as directions for future research. To that end, it asked participants whether the results of the original study align with their lived experiences and whether they believe the findings presented in the previous Girlhood Interrupted report would contribute to meaningful change.
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Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Resource Guide

The Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a useful tool for foundation staff, leadership and other members of the philanthropy community who want to take action to advance DEI. It provides a comprehensive scan of existing written and web-based resources from philanthropy and the more general fields of organizational effectiveness and social justice in order to identify existing policies, practices, and tools that can inform and guide philanthropic action.
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Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

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The attainment of race equity requires us to examine all four levels on which racism operates (personal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural), recognize our role in enduring inequities, and commit ourselves to change. As a sector, we must center race equity as a core goal of social impact in order to fulfill our organizational missions. This publication is relevant for you if you: Have some awareness that race equity is essential to driving impactful change within the social sector Want to play an active role in advancing race equity in your organization Lead, want to lead, or have...
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