The Council on Foundations has complied statistics on the staff race/ethnicity for 26 professional positions and 9 administrative positions in philanthropy for the year 2008. Click here to access a PDF of these findings.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) has released two reports. The Resource Guide on Recovery Act for African Americans is a resource guide for African Americans to highlight some of the major provisions within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that are critical to their community. Click here to read the press release and here to access a PDF of the report.
Breaking Barriers: Plotting the Path to Academic Success for School-age African-American Males analyzes academic success indicators from national surveys that together give voice to nearly 5,800 pupils from schools across the country. It suggests policy solutions that will assist policymakers, educators, school advocates, families and others in enabling African-American males to have greater success in the classroom and afterward. Click here to read the press release and here to access a PDF of the report.
Stepping Up and Stepping Out
Stepping Up and Stepping Out profiles examples of philanthropic entities that have stepped up by making investments with a specific intent to create opportunities for black males in their respective communities; and in doing so have stepped out on the proverbial limb. Highlighting three groups - A Legacy of Tradition, The Chicago Community Trust, and the Schott Foundation For Public Education - STEPPING UP and STEPPING OUT offers three distinct approaches to respond to challenges facing Black males in America.
"ON MESSAGE," a new ABFE-HIP report on using strategic communications to advance social change in Black and Latino communities. ON MESSAGE highlights examples of efforts involving Black and Latino-serving nonprofits that utilize strategic communications to enhance their advocacy work and improve opportunities in communities of color. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ON MESSAGE is informed by a nationwide scan to identify groups taking the lead to integrate strategic communications in their advocacy, organizing, and social change efforts in Black and Latino communities.
Kirwan Institute's Report on President Obama's Economic Recovery-Stimlus Plan
This preliminary report presents data on the racially disparate effects of the current recession. It lays out the need for race conscious policy design, and illustrates the shortcomings of a "universal" policy approach. It offers a preliminary assessment of the new Administration's first steps, largely though an analysis of selected aspects of the proposed stimulus bill. It identifies broader opportunities and challenges for the new Administration, and concludes with big picture thinking regarding how we can respond to the crisis - the danger and the opportunity - that faces us today.
Obama's Policy Agenda Implications for Black Communities and the Role of Philanthropy
Presented by john a. powell, Executive Director of the KIRWAN Institute, at ABFE's Annual Board Retreat, February 10, 2009, New Orleans, LA. (Please note that the PowerPoint may take a few minutes to load)
More than a half-century after Brown v. Board of Education, the nation's urban public school systems continue to be a pipeline to failure for most Black male students. July 25, 2008-More than a half-century after Brown v. Board of Education, the nation's urban public school systems continue to be a pipeline to failure for most Black male students, a report by the Schott Foundation for Public Education finds. The full data set is available online at www.blackboysreport.org.
Entitled "Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males," the report was announced at a press briefing at the Unity ‘08 Convention, the nation's largest gathering of journalists of color. Dr. John H. Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education, was flanked by national leaders Marc H. Morial, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League, William Schroeder of Sullivan & Cromwell, Nicole Campbell, Vice President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools Arne Duncan. These experts presented a course of action in response to the report's state-by-state analysis, which reveals a racial gap in the treatment and achievement levels of Black male students.
"This report sheds light on a national crisis, and puts valuable information into the hands of public school advocates and stakeholders, who can use it to hold the stewards of the nearly 15,000 U.S. school districts accountable for eradicating systemic failure as well as open avenues of opportunity to millions of Black male students," said Jackson. Read more...
Bibliography of resources for funders on issues related to Black male
Case Studies - “Diversity in Philanthropy Best Practices Study -- Health Foundations.”
COF's Economic Xchange - The Council created this initiative to support grantmakers and foundations with the tools and resources they need to help weather the current economic crisis.
Diversity and Inclusion: Lessons from the Field, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Diversity and Inclusion: Lessons from the Field is the second in a series of three publications on diversity supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has had a long-term commitment to racial equity.
COF Policy Update
A free source of information keeping you informed about legislative and regulatory developments as they relate to the philanthropic sector.