Giving Compass' Take:

• Here are seven philanthropy organizations that respond to diverse needs and communities, prioritizing equity in charitable giving. 

• How can you help support these organizations and their missions? 

• Read how diversity and inclusion make for powerful philanthropy. 

We find ourselves at a unique moment of racial reckoning and solidarity in our country. Although there’s an ugly and divisive side to social media, it’s still a great way to educate yourself about all the diverse communities that are currently pushing for reform. Thanks to “people pleasing” algorithms that just try to fetch us more of what we’ve liked in the past, it’s important that we diversify our feeds and find better information for ourselves.

Here are 7 philanthropic organizations we think you should be following.

  1. Change Philanthropy Native Americans in Philanthropy is a member of CHANGE Philanthropy, a group of philanthropic organizations that work together to strengthen bridges across funders and communities. CHANGE Philanthropy believes in taking an intersectional approach to advocacy by pulling together all the assets (and needs) of the individual organizations and the communities they represent.
  2. Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPI) Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) expands and mobilizes philanthropic and community resources to underserved AAPI communities.
  3. ABFE ABFE advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. ABFE was established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives but in 2013 decided their acronym was more reflective of their broadening membership.
  4. Funders for LGBTQ Issues  Funders for LGBTQ Issues remains the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.
  5. Hispanics in Philanthropy Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is on a mission to strengthen Latino leadership, influence and equity by leveraging philanthropic resources, and doing so with an unwavering focus on social justice and shared prosperity across the Americas.
  6. Women's Funding Network Thirty-three years ago, the women’s funding movement was a gathering of about 20 leaders who were convinced that philanthropy and social change needed to more fully recognize and include women’s voices.
  7. Native Americans in Philanthropy  Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is a national membership organization that serves as a bridge between Native and philanthropic communities.

Read the full article about philanthropic orgs you should follow at Native Americans in Philanthropy.