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Affinity groups in philanthropy have made significant contributions to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the philanthropic sector. In addition to support for people of color and LGBTQ people in philanthropy, their work has sparked more investment in under resourced communities working to promote equity and justice across race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. MacArthur awarded general operating support grants to four affinity groups totaling $2.5 million to support their continued advocacy.



Organizations Receiving Grants

  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) will receive $500,000 to support its work to expand and mobilize resources for AAPI communities in the U.S. to promote justice and equity.
  • Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) will receive $1 million to support its 50th anniversary comprehensive campaign to strengthen and rebuild Black-led social change and address root causes of structural inequities to create better outcomes for Black communities.
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues will receive $500,000 to support its work to increase scale and impact of philanthropic resources focused on the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities by promoting equity, and advancing racial, gender, and economic justice.
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) will receive $500,000 to support its work to strengthen Latinx leadership, influence, and equity in philanthropy across the Americas.