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 the late spring and early summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd and other incidents of racial inequity and injustice. Since then, commitments to make those statement actionable have been made, and we’ve worked to aggregate them 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.
We will keep this page updated as new statements, commitments, and resources from our membership are created.
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.
Statements from Members of our Community
- McKnight Foundation (based in Minneapolis)
- Andrew Goodman Foundation
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Arizona State University Foundation
- Aspen Institute Forum on Community Solutions
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- California Humanities
- Case Foundation
- Chicago Community Trust
- Delaware Community Foundation
- Democracy Fund
- Fetzer Institute
- Flinn Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- Houston Endowment
- JFK Library Foundation
- Joyce Foundation
- Kansas Health Foundation
- Kresge Foundation
- Lumina Foundation
- Meyer Memorial Trust
- National Archives Foundation
- New Economy Initiative
- Obama Foundation
- Oregon Humanities
- Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Vitalyst Health Foundation
- Voqal Fund
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- WK Kellogg Foundation
- Woods Fund Chicago