When you think of the word philanthropy, what images come to mind? A building? Stacks of money? Grant checks? Board rooms? Who sits in those places of power?

While conducting in-depth interviews with more than 100 high-net-worth donors of color for the qualitative research report, “Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Wealth Donors of Color,” (read the Portrait Report), we learned about giving practices that defied mainstream narratives about philanthropy.

In part one of this series, we shared insight into the experiences of donors of color and advice to the philanthropic sector based on these interviews. However, we also wanted to share the voices of these donors themselves. So, we asked two donors of color interviewed for the Portrait Report to share what philanthropy is to them and what it means to be a donor, as well as insight into their experience with philanthropy and advice to fellow donors.

Read the full article about hearing from donors of color by Isabelle Leighton at The Center for Effective Philanthropy.