Catchafire shares emerging DEI findings, advancing equitable grantmaking

Catchafire shares emerging DEI findings, advancing equitable grantmaking

Finding 1: Recognizing that data alone won’t solve decades of systemic racism in the social sector, Catchafire relied on partners like the Skillman Foundation, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and the East Bay Community Foundation, whose leadership and focus on racial equity has played a critical role in addressing the underinvestment in the sector and supported Catchafire’s data infrastructure build. To that end, in 2021, active Black-led organizations on Catchafire increased by 22% compared to 2020, alongside a commitment to expand further and help level the resourcing challenge on a systems level for BIPOC leaders.Finding 2: Systemic barriers like wealth inequality and access to education are historical determinants that have led to BIPOC-led organizations receiving fewer grants and funding to support their communities. Catchafire’s data demonstrates the correlation between underinvestment in BIPOC communities and a need for equitable access for BIPOC nonprofits. Catchafire disproportionately serves more BIPOC-led organizations, and in particular, Black-led organizations. Fifty percent of nonprofits working with Catchafire are intensely resource constrained. In 2021, those intensely resource constrained organizations have a yearly average savings of $14,834 by working with volunteer professionals on Catchafire.

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