2020 Charitable Giving
Earlier this year Broadview made a commitment to assign 1% of our annual after-tax profits to charities focused on improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged Black and Indigenous students. This year we will be donating to the following organizations:
The Shannen’s Dream campaign run by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada advocates for the educational rights of Indigenous children in Canada. Provincial/territorial education laws apply on and off reserves but the federal government is supposed to pay for education on reserves. If the federal government provides less money for schools and education then the provinces/territories typically do not top it up. This means First Nations children and youth across Canada get inequitable education just because they are First Nations and living on a reserve. The Shannen’s Dream campaign seeks for Indigenous students the same education opportunities as others but in ways that respect their language and culture and takes into account that they may not be starting from the same place.
The Umoja Community is a critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of our California Community College students. The Umoja Community serves as an umbrella organization, which provides programming, curriculum, training, assessment, and knowledge sharing to colleges across the state in order to close the achievement gap, especially for African American students. Umoja actively promotes student success for all students, with an emphasis on African American student success, through culturally responsive curriculum and practices.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 80 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. One of their core areas of work is in equal access to education. As the organization that litigated Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down segregation in public schools, LDF has long led the struggle for equal education in the United States. That struggle continues today, both in and outside the courts, where LDF works tirelessly to ensure that every African-American student has access to a safe, inclusive, and high-quality education.
In addition to these education related organizations we will also make a small donation to the Indigenous Editors Association which is organization formed by Indigenous editors and publishing professionals to create professional development and networking opportunities for their members.