At Their Doorstep: What the Attack on the Capitol Might Mean for Philanthropy
Inside Philanthropy checks in with democracy funders and grantmakers—including our executive director Rajasvini Bhansali—to hear their thoughts on philanthropy’s responsibilities (and shortcomings) in light of the January 6th white supremacist domestic terrorism attack on the Capitol. The question on everyone’s mind: how do we safeguard U.S. democracy? For Solidaire, the answer lies in doubling down on investing in racial justice movements:
Rajasvini Bhansali, who leads Solidaire, emphasized the importance of funding Black-led organizing in particular. “Ultimately, Black-led social change forges alliances that propel broad and deep societal transformation, and yet philanthropy withholds the resources needed to fully power movements,” she said. “Philanthropy must incur far greater political and financial risk to repair ongoing harms of its disinvestment from Black, indigenous and people of color organizing.”
“At Their Doorstep: What the Attack on the Capitol Might Mean for Philanthropy” by Philip Rojc, Inside Philanthropy / January 15, 2021
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