Vast amounts of donations have poured into organizations supportive of anti-racism efforts in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a push that one nonprofit executive called on companies and citizens to sustain for the long-term.
Like many charities dedicated to racial equality, Higher Heights for America has seen a surge in funding. In the last two weeks, the organization dedicated to expanding and supporting Black female leadership in public offices saw a spike of 15,000 donations — about 10 times more than usual, the group told Yahoo Finance recently.
“We’ve seen an overwhelming interest from Americans to imagine a democracy that we can all believe in,” Higher Heights for America CEO & President Glynda C. Carr told “The Ticker” recently.
Although Higher Heights hasn’t done a complete analysis of the donation demographics, Carr stated the contributions are coming from “a diverse pool of individuals.”