Introducing Baobab: moving from an idea into collective action

March 11, 2021 1:05 pm

The pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatters movement have exposed the inequity that exists in the funding received by Black and Ethnic Minority communities.

Many foundations and funders have been thinking about what they should do next and some initially offered tailored funding programmes directly or via intermediaries.

That investment is welcome but we need to make sure that we change things for the long term and the only way we’ll do that is if we change the systems, processes and behaviours which have created the historic deficit.

That’s why we need something new.

The Baobab Foundation is a new organisation. Led by the communities it serves, Baobab will put power and money where it needs to be – in the hands of those who know what to do with it. Decisions about Baobab will be made by its members, that includes decisions about the organisation and decisions about funding.

Read the rest of this fabulous blog by Baobab’s Programme Director Joe Ferns here (and join!).

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