Meeting the Moment Part One: Philanthropic Vehicles to Fund Democracy

What are the models and vehicles available for investing in and strengthening democracy? How are family philanthropies using them successfully?

This webinar will equip participants with an understanding of the types of vehicles and strategies that can be used to fund this work. You will hear from family foundations with direct experience funding in this area, including the Aviv Foundation, Storer Foundation, and David Rockefeller Fund. Our panelist organizations employ a variety of strategies and vehicles to fund democracy-building and sustaining work locally and nationally. Estevan Muñoz-Howard from Ktisis Capital, who has experience working with multiple donor clients supporting democracy, will be moderating the discussion.

This session is designed for those interested in spurring new, increased, and sustained giving for strengthening democracy beyond election cycles.

Resources: Impact Vehicles and Structures Primer

This webinar is part of the Meeting the Moment series within the Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar programming. Join us for part two on September 10, Meeting the Moment Part Two: Effective Communication and Building Consensus through Change, and part three on October 8, Meeting the Moment Part Three: Trust-Based and Participatory Practices.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core principles of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Network Members and Network Partners.

More Fundamentals

For a refresher on this topic, watch previous Fundamentals webinars.

Related Resources

  • Impact Strategies and Tools Primer

Featured Speakers

Kathleen Doffermyre

Kathleen Doffermyre is the Senior Program Officer at the George B. Storer Foundation. Since 2009, Kathleen…

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Estevan Muñoz-Howard

Estevan Muñoz-Howard is a philanthropic and organizational consultant with over 15 years experience leading programs and…

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Dr. Lourdes Rodríguez

Dr. Lourdes Rodríguez is a public health expert and CEO of the David Rockefeller Fund, as…

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Adam Simon

Adam Simon is the Executive Director of the Aviv Foundation which seeks to empower people with opportunities…

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