How do we make cultural philanthropy more equitable?

ARTS & HUMANITIES | The Helicon Collaborative has released a study, Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy, that explores inequities in arts funding in the US. Among the chief findings, the study found that, although foundations have made efforts to be diverse and inclusive, funding overall has gotten less equitable. (Medium, 7/10)

In spite of this increased attention and activity, the distribution of arts funding nationally is actually getting more concentrated in the hands of the institutions that already have the most resources.

The 2 percent cohort is made up of 925 cultural groups that have annual budgets of more than $5 million. (NCCS) These organizations are symphonies, opera companies, regional theaters, art museums, ballet companies and other large institutions — the majority of which focus primarily on Western European fine arts traditions. While most of these institutions have made sincere efforts to broaden participation in the past decade, their audiences remain predominantly white and upper income. (NEA Research Report #57)

– These nurse practitioners have set up health clinics to care for low-income populations in three counties in Northern Virginia. (InsideNOVA, 7/14)

– ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’: Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola (WaPo, 7/13)

HUMAN RIGHTS | Tonight, activists will march in the District to push the city to do more to end violence against transgender woman, especially those of color. (DCist, 7/13)

ECONOMY | Loudoun County has been named the richest county in the United States again. (Loudoun Times, 7/13)

Related: The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties recently launched the Faces of Loudoun, a campaign that features the stories of real Loudoun residents who’ve struggled with the lack of basic resources.

REPRESENTATION | The DC Council is working to give DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a vote in the House of Representatives on District matters only. (Current, 7/12)

Social Sector Job Openings 

Executive Director | Agua Fund – New!
Database Assistant | Greater Washington Community Foundation – New!
Senior Administrative Assistant/Foundation Coordinator | The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, the Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation and the Marriott Daughters Foundation – New!
Program Officer | The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation
Program Officer | Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
Development Coordinator | Girls on the Run – DC
Senior Program Officer | George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Corporate Gifts Officer | FIRST Chesapeake
Officer, Philanthropic Networks, Philanthropic Partnerships | The Pew Charitable Trusts
Program Manager: Thriving Germantown Community HUB-Germantown, MD | Family Services, Inc.

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