At Race Forward, we take innovative actions to address complex race issues. All of our work is with an eye towards systems change which centers real people, real communities, and real change.

Our impact is seen in local communities and within local and national government agencies where racial equity is being embedded into policies and practices to ensure people of color can have successful outcomes. Learn more about Our Impact.

As a nonprofit, our ability to build effective action toward racial equity depends on the generosity of our funders and donors. Whether you’re an individual, major funder, or organization of any size, you can play a role within this historic turning point for racial equity. We all have a part to play. Join us.  

Donations to Race Forward are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by the IRS.

Ways To Give

Whether you are an individual, major funder, or organization of any size, you can play a role within this historic turning point for racial equity. 

  • Online donations are accepted via credit card, ACH, Paypal, and ApplePay. 
  • By phone: (332) 203-0975
  • By mail:
    Make checks payable to Race Forward and mail to:
    Race Forward
    145 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
Ways to give
Make your impact sustainable
Consider one of the giving options below.
  • Recurring Gifts provide a reliable source of support year-round—empowering us to be bold, strategic, and innovative in the fight for a just, multi-racial democracy. 
  • Employer Matching Gift Program After completing your donation, contact your Human Resources department about your company's Matching Gift policy. If your donation qualifies, email your matching gift form to [email protected]. We’ll return the completed form and also provide any pertinent instructions or details.
  • Workplace Giving Program Race Forward is supported through many Workplace Giving programs. Talk to your Human Resources department about streamlining your support through payroll deducted giving. Race Forward is an approved charity through the Combined Federal Campaign: CFC#91782

Other Ways to Give

Race Forward is a qualified recipient of grants from DAF’s held at community organizations or financial institutions. You will receive an acknowledgment for your grant, but Race Forward must provide a receipt to the institution where your DAF is held. If your fund is anonymous, please contact our office to inform us of your gift. We respect your wish to remain anonymous, but would like the opportunity to share our gratitude, ensure that your gift is used as intended, and keep you informed about our progress: [email protected]

Each year, donors age 70½ years and older may transfer a gift of up to $100,000 ($200,000 total for a couple with separate IRAs) directly from their qualifying IRA account. These distributions may count towards a donor’s required minimum distribution and will be excluded from the donor’s taxable income, however the IRS does not allow these gifts to also qualify as charitable income tax deductions. To initiate your charitable IRA Rollover Gift, contact your IRA administrator to learn if your IRA qualifies. If you make this type of contribution, please let us know about your gift, as doing so allows us the opportunity to receipt your gift accordingly and ensures that your gift will be used exactly as you intend: [email protected]

As you make your Estate and Bequest Plans, you have an opportunity to participate in the redistribution of wealth and take direct action against hundreds of years of wealth inequity. Race Forward would be honored to carry your passions into the future, beyond your living years. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss supporting our work through beneficiary designations, wills, trusts, and estate plans.

To do so, please email us at [email protected] for details and instructions.

Institutional Philanthropy

Early investments in Race Forward’s work by national, regional, and local philanthropy helped create the conditions for our programmatic success, leading to true impact in the lives of people of color. These partnerships continue to be a critical component to building resiliency within our organization and across the larger racial equity field. They have also resulted in some of our most strategic, innovative approaches to catalyzing racial equity. While we are continually seeking opportunities for application, we also invite foundations  interested in supporting or learning more about Race Forward's work, to reach out to [email protected].


Corporate Giving & Sponsorships

We offer customized opportunities to meet the unique needs of your company. Our team will work with you to create a partnership that advances racial equity and justice, aligns with your values, and  supports your goals.

By partnering with Race Forward, your company will have the opportunity to:

  • Amplify your commitment to racial equity and justice
  • Showcase your support for a more just and equitable society
  • Engage your employees and customers in meaningful conversations and actions around racial equity
  • Contribute to meaningful change in our society

We believe corporate partners have a unique role to play in advancing racial equity and justice. By partnering with Race Forward, your company can help support our work and contribute to meaningful change in our society.


Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

Sponsorship of Race Forward events such as our annual Facing Race Conference and other events throughout the year.

Support for our research initiatives, including reports, data analysis, and other research projects focused on advancing racial equity.

Sponsorship of Race Forward media projects, including our award-winning news website, Colorlines, and our podcast, Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast.

Sponsorship of Race Forward programs focused on advancing racial equity in various sectors, including local government, education, and criminal justice.

General support for Race Forward's ongoing work to advance racial equity and justice through research, media, and practice.

We are grateful for the support of our corporate partners and look forward to working with you to advance racial equity and justice.

Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more about our sponsorship and corporate giving opportunities.