“Our grantees’ work is interrupting systemic racism because they know it and live it. And they’re doing this work without structures giving them permission.”
Don’t wait for permission.
Dr. Makeeba McCreary is President of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund. In this role, she’s shepherding an organization that seeks to disrupt how philanthropy behaves by modeling new ecosystems of change.
Makeeba is a do-er. She gets stuff done and makes movement in ways that connect, strengthen and are generous to the people around her. She reminds us that it’s possible to be quick while also being sensitive.
The project: We’re supporting Makeeba and NCF in shifting the organization from start-up mode into scale, helping to define their model and to bring together Black and Brown non-profit leaders to co-design a framework for understanding impact.