11 June 2020

EFC members respond to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests

When George Floyd was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020, the protests it sparked in response to his death, and more broadly to police violence against other black people, quickly spread across the United States and internationally.

Below are some of the statements and information from EFC members on the murder of Mr. Floyd, the wider Black Lives Matter movement and the need for racial justice and equality. 

Open Society Foundations pledge $220 Million in investment in racial justice – Open Society Foundations (13 July)

The Doc Society publish the steps they will be taking to increase their support of anti-racism work – The Doc Society (6 July)

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Increases Spending to Seize ‘Hinge Moment in History’ – Rockefeller Brothers Fund (29 June)

Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Measures – Ford issues $1Bn bond – Ford Foundation (11 June)

The fight for equality at the center of the George Floyd case – Ford Foundation (9 June)

Black Lives Matter – Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (5 June)

Ford Foundation launches $50 million global fellowship programme to identify and develop the next generation of social justice leaders working to advance solutions to inequality – Ford Foundation (5 June)

A Hinge Moment in History – Rockefeller Brothers Fund (4 June)

George Floyd and America’s Long History of Racial Injustice – Ford Foundation (2 June)

Open Society Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Right to Protest – Open Society Foundations (1 June)

Philanthropy, Privilege, and Racial Justice – MacArthur Foundation (28 May)


If you are an EFC member and you would like to add a statement or initiative to this page, please write to communications@efc.be

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