Corporate Giving Strong in Ferguson, But Critics Question Priorities

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Corporate giving has had an “outsized” effect on the response to the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. “The dearth of large family-sponsored and other foundations in the region means that companies have set the local philanthropic agenda for years,” The Chronicle reports. One year after Brown’s shooting, some local leaders note that although St. Louis companies historically have been generous supporters of programs that offer social services, they’ve given less to building the capacity of nonprofits that work on addressing racial equity, inclusion, and diversity and engage in advocacy and system change – activities needed more than ever in the region post-Ferguson.

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