In the wake of the compounding crises of 2020, spurred especially by the police murder of George Floyd, GHR deepened our local commitment with an explicit focus on racial equity. As part of this long-term commitment, the Foundation has awarded Minnesota news nonprofit Sahan Journal $1.5 million over three years, to support their mission of advancing racial equity as an entrepreneurial publication covering communities of color.
Kevin Bennett, senior program officer and lead of GHR’s Twin Cities Racial Equity initiative, shared: “It’s been amazing to walk alongside Sahan Journal as it has grown in size and scale – this grant will strengthen Sahan’s platform and ensure that diverse representation in news media is a force-multiplier for change. Their news stories – centering on immigrant and communities of color – are real, they’re relevant, and also reflect the future of Minnesotans. At GHR we believe in partnering boldly as we invest in BIPOC entrepreneurs and small business organizations and founder and CEO Mukhtar Ibrahim’s leadership has had tremendous impact on Sahan’s ability to generate and sustain revenue streams. We are honored to invest in Sahan Journal to unleash their limitless potential for good.”
Read the full press release at Sahan Journal.