Adding to Andys observation of distribution being majority US centric projects. How we can learn if there isnt diverse cultural experiences, is there any information as to why the equity fund wasn't distributed  across all regions?

On Thu, 9 Sept 2021 at 00:12, Andy Mabbett <> wrote:
On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 15:09, Lisa Gruwell <> wrote:

> We are excited to share that we have chosen the first round of grantees for
> the Knowledge Equity Fund pilot. The Equity Fund Committee selected six
> grantees across the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America who
> focus on issues of access, education and equity within the regions they
> support.

The press release [1] mentioned further down the thread lists:

* Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), Jordan ($250,000):
* Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, United
States ($250,000)
* Howard University School of Law and the Institute for Intellectual
Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ), United States ($260,000):
* InternetLab, Brazil ($200,000)
* Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana ($150,000)
* STEM en Route to Change (SeRCH) Foundation, United States ($250,000)

so three of the six recipients  - receiving $760,000 of $1,360,000; or
more than half - are in the United States.


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