A DQ hike isn’t enough — here are 7 other things that need to change for more money to flow to Black and Indigenous groups

The federal government should require one third of each funder's annual disbursements go to Black, Indigenous and racialized groups, says one leader.

Why It Matters

Funding to groups led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of colour receive miniscule amounts of Canadian philanthropic dollars. A disbursement quota hike would not automatically mean more funding for these organizations — who are serving some of the most pressing needs.

This story is part of the Future of Good editorial fellowship covering the social impact world’s rapidly changing funding models, supported by Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada.

The disbursement quota debate has been a hot topic for social sector nerds, lobbyists and the executive directors of larger organizations. But even if the federal government raises the rate, many believe that significant changes are required for more funds to flow to Black and Indigenous-led initiatives. 

Future of Good interviewed six experienced racial justice grantmakers for their policy and programmatic advice. Some suggestions, by this stage, are well known: a desire for grantors to be able to fund non-qualified donees; a hunger for the governmen


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