INTO Giving 25K anti-racisim grants

25 Jun 2020

INTO Giving, the philanthropic arm of INTO, consulted with INTO employees about how we can help support the current civil rights demonstrations being translated into sustained, effective and peaceful action and policy that addresses racism head on.

To that end, INTO Giving is donating $25,000 (£20,000 GBP) to be distributed equally to three anti-racism and civil rights organizations:

  • Color of Change – formed in 2005, Color of Change is a US-wide digital racial justice organization whose work focuses on economic justice, criminal justice, media justice and voting freedom. Its executive director Rashad Robinson is a well-respected civil rights leader; on 3 June 2020 he was part of the online town hall meeting, whose other panellists included President Obama, Campaign Zero Co-founder Brittany Packnett Cunningham and former US Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Stop Hate UK – formed in response to the murder of Stephen Lawrence, Stop Hate UK provides anti-hate crime training, online resources for young people, and works together with London, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, Oldham, Wigan and Merseyside City Councils and Police Commissioners
  • NAACP – a 110-year-old civil rights organization whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The organisation has a long history, including an anti-lynching campaign, pushing for the desegregation of US schools, championing the Voting Rights Act, standing up for LGBTQ rights and standing up against racial inequality in education, employment and health care. Its members and leaders have included Rosa Parks, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr

 In accordance with INTO Giving’s funding guidelines, all three organizations are registered non-profits in either the US or the UK. All donations were made in June 2020.

INTO Giving stands up for human rights. Since 2008, we (and that ‘we’ as always includes you) have raised funds to help underprivileged schoolchildren across Asia, Africa and the Americas. In 2016, we established a special focus on supporting refugee schoolchildren and girls’ education.

All of our work, wherever it is in the world, supports diversity and inclusivity. And all of our work is made possible by all of us together, INTO faculty, staff, student and our family of agents alike.

Together and with others we can foster sustained, positive change.

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