FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Eric Wong, Fairness Fund Administrator
Level Playing Field Institute
415-946-3001 – fax
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD INSTITUTE LAUNCHES THE FAIRNESS FUND
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 1, 2005) – In the spirit of acknowledging the
innovative ways organizations are working towards fairness in their communities, Level
Playing Field Institute established the Fairness Fund. Supported by a grant from the
Mitchell Kapor Foundation, the Fairness Fund enables Level Playing Field Institute to
provide small, one-time grants to organizations who share their commitment to fairness
and inclusion in education and workplaces for underrepresented students/persons.
“We recognize that achieving fairness is a big job, and that we cannot do it alone,” says
Caroline Barlerin, Level Playing Field Institute’s Managing Director. “We are eager to
help support valuable work and thinking beyond our walls.”
Evolved from their former grants program, the Fairness Fund allows Level Playing Field
Institute to exercise its entrepreneurial spirit through proactive small-scale funding.
Their goal of establishing the Fairness Fund is to be a resource for organizations committed to
revealing and removing barriers to fairness. The Fairness Fund will strategically invest in
projects that increase access to opportunities for underrepresented persons/students, and
fund the development and dissemination of relevant toolkits, best practices, curriculums,
etc. that continue to level the playing field.
The Fairness Fund allows Level Playing Field Institute the rare opportunity for a non-
profit organization to both create and run programs of its own, and support other
organizations doing great work in this important sector.
Level Playing Field Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote
innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces by removing
barriers to full participation. For more information and Fairness Fund guidelines, please
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