Racial Justice Principles

In response to the clear gap between resources, as well as recent calls for philanthropic anti-racist action, the FCAA Racial Justice Working Group developed a set of racial justice guiding principles that aims to change how funders approach philanthropy.

Below you can find the Principles in both English and Spanish, along with a link to submit tools and resources you have utilized in implementing racial justice frameworks in your own work. FCAA’s goal is to curate these submissions in order to share a list of tools to help organizations implement these principles.



In partnership with HIV Racial Justice Now!, FCAA is presenting this sign on form for community organizations to sign on to endorse and demonstrate that these principles must be applied in philanthropic practice.


FCAA thanks HIV Racial Justice Now for partnering with us in our work on racial justice since 2018. These efforts began with a plenary session at the 2018 AIDS Philanthropy Summit entitled, “We have nothing to lose but our chains – Toward a Racial Justice Framework for the HIV Justice Movement,” followed by further outreach to broader philanthropy, and ultimately, to the development of these principles.

Thank you to the FCAA Racial Justice Working Group for providing both the inspiration for, and valuable input into, this important project. We also wish to thank Christine Campbell, CMConsulting, for leading the development of these principles. In the spirit of language justice, we would also like to acknowledge and thank José Romero for the translation of these principles into Spanish.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the contributions of Marco Castro-Bojorquez, who helped initiate this effort in body, and continues with us in spirit. We dedicate these principles to his memory.