On June 10, we kicked 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 scrutinized power sharing and grantmaking strategies that can change who and what we’re supporting — and how.
- 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
A very special thank you to our cosponsors: Justice Funders, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, 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.