The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center announced Heirs of Arkansas, ReMix Ideas, and Southeast Arkansas Delta Solutions Community Development Organization as the recipients of the 2020 Advancing Equity Award on Tuesday at Sturgis Hall.
The recipients were announced at a reception celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Healing. More than 50 organizations and individuals submitted letters of interest for the 2020 Advancing Equity Award. Mayor Frank Scott Jr. was on hand to recognize and celebrate the recipients.
Presented to organizations using innovative solutions to address racial inequalities in their communities and advance progress toward inclusion, each recipient was awarded with funding ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
Governor Asa Hutchinson recently signed a proclamation declaring January 21 the National Day of Racial Healing for Arkansas. The National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities across the country to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.
The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Launched in 2007, the Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public Service was created to focus its teaching, research, and policy-making exclusively on the emerging field of community philanthropy, the idea of giving and sharing time, talent, and treasure from within one’s own community.