Farm to early care and education initiatives work across systems, linking health, education, and agriculture to support young children’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development; improve community nutrition; and build sustainable local food systems. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has released a set of new resources based on the learnings from their five-year, five-state (Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) investment in farm to early care and education.
HaystaqDNA has created state reports, available through the Redistricting Data Hub, containing visualizations detailing the changes in total population and population by race and ethnicity for congressional districts, state senate districts, and state house/assembly districts.
In a joint report, Moving from Intention to Impact: Funding Racial Equity to Win, PolicyLink and The Bridgespan Group examines commitment to funding for racial equity work in the US. In the last year, donors across the spectrum from foundations to corporations have made unprecedented commitments to advancing racial equity. Two key takeaways from the report to encourage funders to make real impact in racial equity is the need for transparent reporting and being responsive to the needs of movement leaders.
Change Philanthropy has released its 2020 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report that analyzes the philanthropic workforce and identifies trends and gaps in diversity and inclusion in philanthropy. Over 2,300 individuals, including staff and board members, from 124 foundations participated through an anonymous, self-reported survey. The report covers diversity and representation across multiple areas including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and immigration status, and highlights differences by geographical regions in the US.
The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) latest report, Mismatched: Philanthropy’s Response to the Call for Racial Justice, is an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of racial equity and racial justice funding. The analysis found that while overall funding and the number of funders supporting racial equity and racial justice work increased over the past decade, it is still a small proportion compared to overall funding priorities.
The publication details research that is relevant to strengthening local public health agencies’ and the state’s capacities to respond to future public health crises.
The New York Community Trust recently issued a Spotlight on Mental Health brief summarizing some of the foundation’s work to advance the behavioral health field over the years.
This toolkit developed by Community Catalyst illustrates how advocates can leverage ARPA funds to spur transformative change and address the unique needs of communities. It includes examples of advocates’ innovation in organizing for ARPA funding in their respective states and communities and also outlines innovative tactics and best practices that may be particularly effective in this moment.
The Health and Democracy Index presents a wide range of health indicators and correlates these indicators to voting policies using the Cost of Voting Index. It’s designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policy and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation.
To help spur decisionmakers to enact the changes necessary to create a stronger regional food system, the “Route 1 Lived Experiences Report,” documents the stories of 15 county residents living along the Route 1 Corridor, one of the region’s “islands of disadvantage.”