‘Redistribute your stimulus check’: How one U.S. coalition is bridging the social impact sector’s racist funding divide

Why It Matters

Paying reparations is a concrete way to address the systemic lack of funding for Black-led organizations, especially at a time when Black communities across the U.S. (and Canada) are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing effects.

Five essential lessons from Future of Good’s Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit

Why It Matters

Plenty of social impact organizations understand the need to combat racism, but few of them actively dismantle their own racist cultures, structures, and programs. Social impact organizations who fail to do so will lose credibility among Black professionals and clients, as well as their allies.

Full video: Celina Caesar-Chavannes on why (and how) you should act now on anti-racism

Why It Matters

It’s been nine months since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and the current iteration of the global Black Lives Matter movement emerged. Canadian governments and civil society institutions made big commitments to anti-racism, but change requires more than talk.

Canadians don’t know enough about their own Black history — these organizations are changing that

Why It Matters

With Black Canadians often missing from history books and school curriculums, non-profits and other organizations are tasked with keeping their stories alive. These organizations not only recall history, but also ignite discussions about Black history that last well beyond February.