News

Updates, articles and videos from and about Blue Meridian Partners, our investees and the field.

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Jun 5, 2020

Unshackling the potential of every American in the wake of George Floyd killing

The tragic death of George Floyd & so many other Black Americans underscores the longstanding problem of systemic injustice. Jim Shelton shares his visions for rebuilding an equitable future & unleashing potential for all Americans with CNBC.

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Jun 5, 2020

We Must Invest in Systems that Close Inequity Gaps

In an interview with CNBC, Jim Shelton discusses how Blue Meridian pools funds and invests in problems at scale in order to increase economic mobility, giving every Americans the opportunity to earn more than the generation before them.

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May 21, 2020

Accelerating Blue Meridian’s Emergency Response to COVID-19

To accelerate our response to the current crisis, Blue Meridian has mobilized to pay out over $90 million in grants to organizations providing relief through two major avenues: direct cash assistance and increased access to public benefits.

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May 15, 2020

A New Normal? Amid COVID-19, Criminal Justice Reform Funders Dare to Hope

Inside Philanthropy reports on how the Justice and Mobility Fund - a philanthropic collaboration which includes Blue Meridian Partners - is making investments to support recently incarcerated individuals in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

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May 13, 2020

Domestic workers face significant hurdles during COVID-19

The American Independent highlights the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on domestic workers, and the importance of programs like National Domestic Workers Alliance which supports this population .

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Apr 30, 2020

‘Bail Disruptors’ Work to Curve COVID-19 Crisis in Jails

The Bail Project is working tireless to free legally innocent individuals from detention in jail where risk of exposure to COVID-19 is substantial.

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Apr 23, 2020

Giving Cash to the Neediest Becomes Newly Popular With Wealthy Donors and Foundations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy details how direct cash assistance is critical to aide vulnerable families affected by the current crisis and how funders like Blue Meridian have pivoted to support organizations who provide cash transfers.

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Apr 22, 2020

For Immigrant Funders, Today’s Priority Is Direct Relief. What About Tomorrow?

Inside Philanthropy highlights the importance of supporting workers during the pandemic, and notes how organizations like National Domestic Workers Alliance, One Fair Wage, and Workers Lab are allocating funds specifically for crisis relief.

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Apr 21, 2020

Google, Rihanna Join Fintech-Powered Effort To Donate $100 Million To Consumers Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

Forbes reports on how funders like Blue Meridian are supporting Project 100, a campaign led by GiveDirectly, Propel, and Stand for Children to raise $100 million to give direct cash transfers to 100,000 families within 100 days.

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Apr 21, 2020

Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services

The Chronicle of Social Change shares how Blue Meridian will support children and family in poverty in amidst the coronavirus pandemic.