Google’s non-profit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice

 Google.org is donating $ 7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This brings Google.org’s total amount funding to racial justice organizations to $ 32 million since 2015. Google.org’s racial justice portfolio arc has focused on what Justin Steele, principal at… Read…

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Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $ 5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to more than $ 7 million. Code2040’s Fellows program, which…

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The Inside, a maker of so-called fast furniture, lands $1.5 million from Forerunner

 Seventeen years ago, Christiane Lemieux created DwellStudio, a popular catalog and e-retailer that built one brick-and-mortar store in SoHo before getting acquired for undisclosed terms in 2013 by the online store Wayfair. Now, she’s back with The Inside, a two-person, New York-based direct-to-consumer home decor brand that’s creating fashionable made-to-order furniture, and which… Read More…

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