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One of the biggest sources of philanthropic support from the Movement for Black Lives has come from the Solidaire Network, which has made grants totaling $7 million since 2016. Rajasvini Bhansali, Solidaire’s executive director, expects to funnel $5 million from donors to grantees this summer.

Bhansali hopes grant makers will do more now. To persuade them of the need, she urges foundations to view the deep historical roots of racism and consider whether they could make a big enough difference if they stuck to the minimum 5 percent annual payout.

“The Movement for Black Lives Calls On Philanthropy to Provide $50 Million” by Alex Daniel, The Chronicle of Philanthropy / June 10, 2020

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