As we work to implement our Racial Equity Statement and learn more about the far-reaching implications of unequal access to resources in our community, we are adjusting our MAHADH Fund grantmaking to be more inclusive. Our goal is to redirect a portion of MAHADH funding to organizations committed to the work of dismantling persistent patterns of inequity.
As proponents of unrestricted operating support and strong relationships with community partners, the Board recognizes that its new direction means redirecting funds from some long-term community partners to new partners that have not been recognized as part of Minnesota’s dominant narrative. We celebrate the organizations that have long benefited from MAHADH support and look forward to building new relationships as we move forward.
In May of 2017, we formally prioritized equitable funding and this work will guide our ongoing decision making. We are grateful to our community partners already working in this area for their leadership and encouragement as we learn to work differently for the well-being of our whole community.
As a small foundation with limited resources, adjusting our funding toward racial equity will be a gradual and considered process, and the Board is accepting proposals by invitation only at this time.