The Possible Philanthropic Response to Trayvon Martin

Monday, August 19, 2013

Initiatives from the Open Society Foundations and the Schott Foundation for Public Education are cited in a Nonprofit Quarterly article on the possible philanthropic response to the death of Trayvon Martin.

Initially angered and frustrated by the Zimmerman verdict regarding the killing of young Trayvon Martin, Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, now describes himself as infused with “a sense of strategic resolve.” “It appears that the Zimmerman jury handed our cause a gift,” Ross writes in the California Endowment blog. “In the arc of social justice, equity, and civil rights, outrage is the fuel for civic action.”...