Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
How philanthropy helped carve out a public space for the expression of race, culture, and critical perspectives.
How a new foundation helped one of America’s oldest youth organizations become more racially inclusive.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
In the years before Brown v. Board, a philanthropic fund hoped research and data would turn the tide on attitudes toward segregation.