Advancing racial equity in philanthropy requires doing a lot of unlearning and relearning. This fundamental set of grantmaking for equity practices are a great place for all lean funders to start. That being said, these actions are just the beginning. They complement a continual journey of learning about systemic racism.

  • Eliminate barriers to entry
  • Streamline your application and reporting requirements
  • Immerse yourself in your chosen community or issue and get knowledgeable before moving forward
  • Expand your circle and go beyond your comfort zone of acquired knowledge
  • Get to know your grantees
  • Rethink your data collection
  • Consider the time horizon for your goals
  • Know the stresses on your grantees
  • Save time and labor for you and applicants

Read the full article about grantmaking for equity by Andy Carroll at Exponent Philanthropy.