“We cannot unsee what we have seen. Now that the bar of accountability has been set, we can—and we must—choose to move forward by continuing to act in justice and to address inequities in our systems.” – Minneapolis Foundation’s statement in response to the Derick Chauvin verdict.

On Tuesday, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derick Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd, a verdict that came nearly a year after Floyd’s death shocked the world and sparked a national reckoning on race and justice.

Here is a round-up of responses from leaders in philanthropy and others. If you would like to share a statement from your organization, please contact TFN’s Director of Communications Tere Figueras Negrete at

TFN Statement

Our Work Continues: Read a statement from TFN President and CEO Pat Smith in response to Tuesday’s verdict.

Philanthropy Responds 

Alliance for Justice


California Community Foundation

The California Endowment

The California Wellness Foundation

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Energy Foundation

First 5 LA

Ford Foundation

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

The Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson

Liberty Hill Foundation

McKnight Foundation President Tonya Allen

Minneapolis Foundation

Missouri Foundation for Health

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NorCal Grantmakers

Open Society Foundations

Partnership for Southern Equity

RWJF President and CEO Richard Besser

San Francisco Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell

Sierra Health Foundation 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Surdna Foundation President Don Chen


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