Social Justice Funders Opportunity Briefs

Our Social Justice Funder Opportunity Briefs explore complex social justice challenges and investigate specific funding opportunities that address those challenges. We focus on funding areas that are particularly well suited for philanthropy, backed up by research and sustainable practices.

Educational Justice and Sustainability for Rural Schools

This brief responds to new funder interest in rural communities and educational opportunity. The brief describes the rural education landscape, highlights longstanding challenges and describes the central role of schools in rural community life. We offer several recommendations for grantmakers.

The brief is part of Sillerman’s Civil Rights and Civil Repair project.

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Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in Arts and Culture Philanthropy

This brief discusses how grantmakers can redress long-standing inequalities in arts and culture philanthropy by directing more dollars to historically marginalized communities and by adopting strategies that upend traditional funding structures that have excluded artists of color and under-resourced communities.

The brief is part of Sillerman’s Civil Rights and Civil Repair project.

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From Beneficiary to Active Agent: How Youth-Led Grantmaking Benefits Young People, Their Communities, and the Philanthropic Sector

This brief focuses on democratic and inclusive youth-led grantmaking in the United States.

The brief is part of Sillerman’s Youth Philanthropy project.

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Post-Secondary Education for People in Prison

The first brief in our series is Post-Secondary Education for People in Prison.

This brief is part of Sillerman’s Civil Rights and Civil Repair project.