The Allstate Foundation to Award $100,000 Grants to Nonprofits Advancing Racial Equity

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The Allstate Foundation adopted Racial Equity as a core funding pillar in 2020. This pillar focuses on closing the racialized gap for careers with thriving wages because data demonstrates that after decades of hard-fought progress born of the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, by the late 1980s, the racial wealth gap began widening again.

The Allstate Foundation seeks to address these racialized inequities through grantmaking focused on creating inclusive economic opportunity for individuals and communities of color, with the goal of improving outcomes for everyone.

The Allstate Foundation’s Racial Equity grantmaking program seeks proposals from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations working in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Racial equity and inclusivity in the green economy, including career pathways and pipelines.
  • Racial equity and inclusivity in implementation of projects and programs related to the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan.
  • Worker-centric policies and opportunities for frontline and essential workers with a racial equity and inclusivity lens.

The Allstate Foundation expects to award a total of 10 grants of $100,000 each to organizations working in these focus areas. Click here to see the criteria and complete a short interest form by Friday, May 12. 

“The current challenges our society is facing present some of our greatest opportunities to build a more inclusive and equitable economy that benefits everyone,” Courtenay Barton, racial equity program officer at The Allstate Foundation, said. “The Allstate Foundation is proud to partner with organizations that are working to close the racial wealth gap. Through this open funding opportunity, we look forward to identifying innovative work in this space that accelerates equity from theory to practice.”