About the Cohort

The 2024 Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort is currently underway. If you would like to receive updates on future sessions, please complete this brief interest form.

This is an educational opportunity for family philanthropy trustees and senior decision-maker staff 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 equips 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.

Curriculum Facilitators & Guides

Bari Katz

Social Justice Educator and Facilitator, Bari Katz Consulting

Edgar Villanueva

Founder and Principal, Leverage Philanthropic Partners and Decolonizing Wealth Project