The Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort is an educational opportunity for family foundation trustees interested in advancing racial justice practices, both personally and professionally. Philanthropy has been slow to embrace equity and it is clear that effective and meaningful impact can only be realized with an active commitment to racial justice.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy is committed both to expanding equity practices within the organization and to helping giving families adopt a racial justice lens in their grantmaking and governance practices. The Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort was designed as a space where family foundation board members can build their own knowledge of systemic racism to improve their practices, and ultimately be better stewards of the public trust.
The Learning and Action Cohort will equip participants with opportunities for reflection and tools for best practices through modular learning and one-on-one support. It is based on a new curriculum specially tailored to family foundation trustees, designed by Bari Katz and Edgar Villanueva and informed by NCFP Fellows Ginny Esposito, Mary Mountcastle, Kelly Nowlin, and June Wilson.
The Learning and Action Cohort is being offered as a two-part opportunity. This Essentials program is primarily focused on learning. After full participation in the Essentials, attendees will then have the opportunity to to join an advanced cohort, which will focus more on activation.
For more information about eligibility and expectations, please visit this page.
Applications are due by March 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 18, 2022.