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2020 Racial Equity Grants

Addressing racial equity and engagement in the United States

In celebration of Juneteenth 2020, we announce the Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant. The focus of the new, ongoing and evolving Racial Equity Grant is to support projects and engagements that focus on impactful change in the United States. These might already be projects you are working on that can benefit from financial support, or a new project you would like to create. We are in the midst of the most powerful social movements this country has seen in the last fifty years. This new grant recognizes the impactful work many of our Fellows and Senior Fellows are engaging in to support racial equity and #BlackLivesMatter. Humanity in Action will distribute its first installment of a $20,000 grant from the William H. Donner Foundation among various projects. This generous grant is ongoing and evolving.

Humanity in Action invited applications for funding of impactful projects or engagements that advance racial equity and anti-racist work. Projects are eligible if they are implemented and benefit the Black Lives Matter movements and/or contribute in an impactful way towards increasing racial equity in the United States.

  • We invited Fellows and Senior Fellows to apply and submit project proposals by July, 26 2020;
  • The Racial Equity Grant will support projects with awards between $500 to $10,000 with a maximum of $ 20,000 in total;
  • All projects will take place in the United States. Fellows not currently living in the United States may apply, but must partner with US-based individuals or groups (Fellow or Senior Fellow or non-profit organization detailed in the project proposal);
  • Humanity in Action encourages collaboration. Proposals may be submitted by Fellows and Senior Fellows and partners from their own networks or within the Humanity in Action network.

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Our Supporter

We thank the William H. Donner Foundation for their generous support of this project: