Women of Color in the South are Vastly Underfunded. A New Foundation is Setting Out to Change That

by Martha Ramirez | September 29, 2021

A core function of philanthropy is to address society’s many inequities and imbalances, but the troubling reality is that philanthropy itself is quite unequal. Inequality.org’s most recent “Gilded Giving” report found that “philanthropy is increasingly a province of the wealthy,” with charity becoming less democratic and more concentrated in the hands of the wealthy.

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WFS is a 501(c)3 organization for women and girls of color in the South, and led by the same, founded on the principle that solutions are often held by those closest to the problem. WFS raises funds for active programs, services, and resources for women and girls of color and their families to stimulate building health, wealth, and power, and will serve women of color in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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