The Foundation for Delaware County celebrates Black History Month by recognizing that for centuries the economic strength of this country relied largely on the enslavement of Black Americans. We believe it is critically important to understand the Black experience in a culture of deeply engrained assumptions about white superiority, and how that history and those assumptions have impacted issues of racial equity today.
From the beginning The Foundation for Delaware County has committed to engage fearlessly in open discussions about issues of social and racial inequities that prevent Delaware County from building a brighter future for all. In 2020 we initiated a Racial Equity Task Force that envisions a community in which justice and equity is experienced by every individual and within every organization.
The Task Force has three major goals:
The Foundation for Delaware County does not claim to have all the answers. But we know that, in the words of James Baldwin, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” While we are making this statement in honor of Black History Month, we commit to facing the truth of racial inequity to create lasting change, touch individual hearts, and deepen our impact in Delaware County.