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America’s Racial Reckoning: What Philanthropy Has Achieved

A look at how nonprofits are spending the billions contributed in the past year

People pose in front of a mural of African-American man George Floyd at the scene where he was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

After George Floyd’s murder by police a year ago and the rush of protests that followed, foundations, corporations, and individuals donated billions of dollars to nonprofits in support of racial-justice and equity efforts.

In a reporting partnership, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Associated Press are exploring where and how that money has been put to use.

In our first series, launched in June, we focused on success stories — nonprofits that received money after the protests and channeled it into an array of efforts that focus on education, voting rights, police accountability, and more.

Our second article, published in July, examines how foundations and other grant-making groups have provided financial support and research to explore policing and public safety in the United States