Equity permeates everything we do, whether we’re investing in BIPOC leaders championing criminal justice reform, women pastoralists demanding protection of their land rights, or first-generation parents fighting for equal access to educational support.
We view equity as related to but different from equality. Social equity is not about everyone getting an equal division of medicine, food, or opportunity. It’s about each individual getting what they need to survive and succeed based on where they are and where they want to be.
At The Patchwork Collective, we believe true social equity can only be achieved when power is given directly to communities. We don’t invest in programs “listening to” and “designing for” impacted communities…we fund impacted communities directly so they can create the solutions they want and need.