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We stand in solidarity with our Asian American colleagues, partners, and neighbors in the struggle against racism and misogyny.

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McGhee’s book, The Sum of Us, chronicles her journey around the country to explore the social and economic gains that result when people unite across racial divides.

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At our November board meeting, the RBF Board of Trustees approved a new statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that acknowledges our personal and institutional roles in the history of oppression that we are seeking to dismantle.

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In a statement, RBF President Stephen Heintz writes, "The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday was distinctly un-American and an affront to our system of democratic government. Politicians who supported or enabled, actively or tacitly, this insurrection must be held to account."

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The RBF committed an additional $9 million to support 11 long-term partners and new organizations, coalitions, and initiatives.

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“Repairing the fabric of our democracy will require extraordinary stewardship by leaders across society.”

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As a result of a generous bequest from the estate of David Rockefeller, the Fund’s 2019 grantmaking budget increased by more than 10 percent over the previous year.

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After years of research and planning, in late 2019 the RBF selected the region encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the focus for a new “pivotal place” program. Aguilar will work with civil society organizations and other stakeholders to shape the program to address the most pressing issues facing the region. The program is expected to begin grantmaking in earnest in mid-2021.

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The letter reflects an unprecedented consensus among national, state, and local grantmakers and philanthropic institutions.

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Less than two percent of philanthropic dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance voting, promote civic participation, strengthen government, support the news media, and pursue other work that ensures our democracy is functioning well.

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