There has been a lot of attention lately to the good, the bad, and the ins and outs of philanthropic giving.
Some see philanthropy as just another way to perpetuate inequality and class privilege. Others recognize the power of philanthropy to help others in need, flex our altruistic muscles, change public policy, and address structural racism.
As nonprofit leaders, we take a nuanced view. Like many, we are skeptical about using philanthropy for self-aggrandizement or to endow a chair at an elite school. On the other hand, we recognize the power of philanthropy to get more kids into preschool, address climate change, increase voter turnout, make the tax code more progressive, and so much more.
At a time when Black women and Black communities are facing savage inequalities—a growing racial wealth divide, poor health and educational outcomes, and local environmental degradation—we must use all of the tools at our disposal to get ahead.
We’re eager to:
- Celebrate Black women’s philanthropy
- Direct our capital to the causes that need it most
- Leverage our giving to build a better world
Read the full Black Woman’s Guide to Philanthropy at BlackHer.
Learning and benchmarking are key steps towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact on Race and Ethnicity take a look at these selections from Giving Compass.
Looking for a way to get involved?
A good way to complement your interest in Education is to connect with others. Check out these events, galas, conferences or volunteering opportunities related to Education.
Are you ready to give?
If you are looking for opportunities to take action and give money to Education, here are some Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects aggregated by Giving Compass where you can take immediate action.