in acting quickly and decisively to COVID-19, it is vital that philanthropic responses don’t inadvertently perpetuate and exacerbate existing bias, racial inequity, and injustice through their giving.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages New York, we know that these are precisely those difficult times. Our commitment to supporting grassroots organizations led by communities of color is as essential as ever.
As COVID-19 forces those of us in the philanthropic and global community to reassess what normal is, it’s important to be mindful not only of the challenges facing the communities we serve, but our internal communities as well.
In October 2019, the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund travelled to the U.S. South for a deep dive into our Democratic Practice portfolio.