PACE believes in the power of the collective, meaning we recognize we can do more together than any one of us can do alone; solidarity is inherent in this principle. We also believe in responsible philanthropy, which means we strive to be aware of, foster discussions around, and address inequities within the systems and structures of philanthropy and of the broader society, including ones that disenfranchise or discriminate by race, gender, class, or other identities. 

In accordance with these principles, we compiled a collection of statements and commitments from PACE members. Most of the statements were published in response to major, racially-motivated, and violent events, such as following George Floyd’s death in spring 2020 and the targeted shootings of members of the AAPI community in Atlanta in early 2021. While these were very public-facing events, PACE firmly stands against racism and hate in the less visible moments as well.

The issues in the discourse are not new, but they are forcing a renewed sense of urgency about how to grapple with these issues of democracy, and to consider the ways philanthropy can use its platforms to support solutions and demonstrate civic leadership. 

NOTE: This page was started in Spring 2020 and refreshed in March 2021. We will venture to keep it updated moving forward while also striving to amplify a comprehensive view of how PACE Members are making these statements actionable. Statements regarding the events of January 6, 2021 have been aggregated separately and can be viewed here. If you have a statement that you would like included, please contact Amy McIsaac at Amy@PACEFunders.org.


Statements from Members of our Community


Announcements and Investments from Members of our Community

July 2020: PACE members have committed over $220 million to new efforts to promote racial justice and combat systemic racism. Read more.

October 2020: PACE members have launched new programs, initiatives, and portfolios to advance racial justice organizing and more complete narratives about history. Read more.