Karla Monterroso #CloseTheCamps+ Your Authors @karlitaliliana CEO @CODE2040, Board Chair for @1Deg, @USC alum - Connected, passionate, heart-driven, wanderlust, change maker. #WiseLatina 🇬🇹🇲🇽 PN: she/her/ella Nov. 19, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Felt this in my marrow and I can't tell you how many conversations about this I've had with @6Gems @abernadotte @crojasphd @ekp @operaqueenie @SayuBhojwani and @salamishah.

"The false notion that bigger is better. While most self-identified liberal philanthropists reject trickle-down economics, they buy into “trickle-down social change,”

"This approach benefits the mostly white-led groups that have, for decades, received generous support to grow, while groups headed by women of color have been systematically locked out of funding."

"The latter are then trapped in a cycle in which their budgets are never large enough to qualify them for the funding they need to increase their budgets."

"The impulse to gentrify. Philanthropists are noticing the success of strategies innovated by women of color. But instead of funding them at the source, they are writing checks so that larger, white-led nonprofits can replicate their work."

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