Rhode Island Foundation: Commits $8.5 million to strengthen efforts to eliminate inequity and racial disparities
RI's community foundation will launch Equity Leadership Initiative, and seek community input regarding additional new investments in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
By Neil D. Steinberg | October 19, 2020
As Rhode Island's 104-year-old community foundation, and largest funder of the state's nonprofit organizations, one of our core values is to address the underlying causes of inequity and eliminate disparities. While the Foundation's grant making, civic leadership, and fundraising efforts have been informed by that value for years, now is the time to focus on it more publicly and with clear commitment and conviction - particularly given the necessary spotlight on racial injustice, and the immediate need to more equitably distribute resources among communities ravaged by COVID-19 and the accompanying economic downturn.
Courtesy of Rhode Island Foundation