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This week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced substantial new investments to advance economic mobility and opportunity in the United States. The Urban Institute is proud to be among the foundation’s anchor partners, building and sharing knowledge changemakers need to accelerate solutions that increase upward mobility and promote equity.

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Spotlight on Giving
Continued funding for the social sector’s support system will be key to the sector’s success.
Addressing inequities and disparities for people of color and other marginalized groups in the social sector infrastructure will make the system stronger and more inclusive.
Mutual aid groups and social movements meet critical community needs, often during crises, but face funding challenges.
With so much money in their endowments, private foundations are well positioned to use mission-related investments to advance racial justice goals.
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Leadership in the nonprofit sector has long failed to reflect the rich diversity in the US, which can diminish the sector’s effectiveness and relevance to the communities it serves.