How Foundations are Responding to the Supreme Court Affirmative Action Rulings

Thursday, March 7, 2024 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm EST
Virtual Meeting - Register by 3/6
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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 2023 rulings against university policies that take race directly into account for admissions, there was concern that the changes would discourage philanthropic efforts to support racial equity. To find out how foundations are responding to the decisions, CEP surveyed and interviewed foundation leaders about their outlook and plans. In this webinar, we will discuss the findings of this research, which represents a snapshot in time, revealing that while most foundation respondents were discussing the rulings, few planned to make changes, and some are, in fact, leaning into racial equity work more deeply.   

Co-hosted by Philanthropy New York, members of CEP’s research team will present the data, followed by a discussion about implications of the Supreme Court decision, philanthropic responses then and now, and how leaders at grantmaking, higher education, and equity-focused organizations are currently shaping their responses to the shifting landscape.   

What will you learn?

  • Foundation reactions for leaning into racial equity work in the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action

  • Funders consideration with regards to race-informed grantmaking strategies

  • Ways to show support for the rights of philanthropic organizations, charitable nonprofits, and individual donors to give in ways that align with their values


Who should attend?

All interested funders, regardless of roles at your organization. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.