The Power of Participatory Grantmaking to Advance Racial Equity: Part I

There is a growing understanding in our sector that traditional philanthropy or “the way that we’ve always done it” isn’t working for most communities, and particularly for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.  

Philanthropic organizations are examining both the origins of their wealth and the power they hold as decision-makers for how that wealth is distributed. And with this reckoning, a growing exploration of strategies to rectify the wrongs of wealth extraction and achieve sustainable change towards greater racial equity has developed.  

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