For philanthropic investments to have impactful outcomes in a community, donors must address social problems with a racial equity lens. The report, Latinx Mental Health Learning Collaborative: Recommendations to Support Effective and Scalable Investments and Initiatives, is a resource that offers guidance and a framework for philanthropists and other community stakeholders and leaders for putting on and polishing up that lens.
In 2020, Philanthropy Southwest (PSW), in partnership with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, took the lead in convening a funder-focused learning collaborative. This learning collaborative brought together a diverse group of funders and other stakeholders to better understand and recognize the role philanthropy has in directing and leveraging investments to effectively support, scale, and drive initiatives addressing health disparities and on improving mental health outcomes in Latinx communities throughout North Texas and beyond, especially PSW’s seven state regions of focus.
The main report is organized into three primary sections.
Understanding the Ecosystem
- A literature and data review.
Engaging With the Ecosystem
- Learning collaborative engagement, research, and research findings.
Considerations and Conclusion
- A summary and assessment of giving trends, funding strategies, and promising approaches for mental health equity along with specific funder recommendations.