Racial Equity: Changing Power Dynamics in Philanthropy
This summer, FCCP is excited to bring you a brand new opportunity, the Summer Equity + Power Sharing Series, which will explore different integrations of racial equity, building power throughout democratic ecosystems, and improving philanthropy’s corresponding role in as much. Together, we will examine changes in practices after the 2016 elections, stand alone vs. integrated approaches to this work, and how we can change grantmaking strategies for the better.
Centering racial equity is critical to supporting and building power throughout philanthropy. In recent years, our understanding of how to best to actually center racial equity throughout our efforts has evolved and is increasingly touching all areas of our work, from organizing and structural reforms to money in politics and more.
Join us on June 10 as we kick off our Summer Equity + Power Sharing Series with a conversation on philanthropy intentionally tackling the realities of racism and how we connect these threads to our present day grantmaking practices with Lori Villarosa of Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE). As individuals pushing philanthropy to do better by integrating racial equity and building power through democratic ecosystems, Jennifer Epps-Addison with The Center for Popular Democracy, Dana Kawaoka-Chen with Justice Funders, Dimple Abichandani with General Service Foundation, and Farhad Ebrahimi with Chorus Foundation will scrutinize power sharing and grantmaking strategies that can change who and what we’re supporting — and how.
Our July discussion will interrogate how evaluation frameworks can perpetuate or improve power dynamics between grantees and grantmakers, and our August program will focus on a case study, such as the intended and unintended consequences that funders can have on movement building.
We hope that you will join us for all three important conversations!
A very special thank you to our cosponsors: Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Health and Environmental Funders Network, Intentional Endowments Network, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Neighborhood Funders Group, NEO Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Northwest, United Philanthropy Forum, and Women Donors Network.
This series is offered free of charge thanks to FCCP members’ financial support. It is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.
Registration and Resources
Monday, June 10 | 3 – 4:15 PM ET | 2 – 3:15 PM CT | 1 – 2:15 PM MT | 12 – 1:15 PM PT
- Justice Funders’ Resources:
- Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity’s (PRE) Resources
- National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s (NCRP) Power Moves
- Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ (WRAG) Putting Racism on the Table
- Equity in the Center
- Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation’s (FCCP) Power impact work
- Coalition of Community of Color’s Tool for Organizational Self Assessment Related to Racial Equity
June Cosponsors: Justice Funders and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
Monday, July 8 | 3 – 4 PM ET | 2 – 3 PM CT | 1 – 2 PM MT | 12 – 1 PM PT
Monday, August 5 | 3 – 4 PM ET | 2 – 3 PM CT | 1 – 2 PM MT | 12 – 1 PM PT