Application Deadline: 2024 Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort

Posted on December 20, 2023

Racial Justice Learning & Action Network Overview The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) has partnered with Bari Katz and Edgar Villanueva of Leverage Philanthropic Partners to create a Learning and Action Cohort that will: provide participants with knowledge and tools to operationalize their commitment to racial equity in their grantmaking, governance, and operations be grounded in a root-cause analysis… Read More

A Racial Reparations Framework for Family Philanthropy

Posted on December 4, 2023

This webinar will explore a comprehensive approach to reparations in family philanthropy efforts and will provide family philanthropies with a practical roadmap for addressing historical and systemic injustices. Join this session to learn how to foster a more equitable, just and inclusive society through your families’ giving. About this Series The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on… Read More

Informational Session: Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort

Posted on March 10, 2023 by Bari Katz, Edgar Villanueva

Information Session We’re reimagining our Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort and excited to share more! Join us to learn more about the Cohort curriculum, experience, and application process from Bari Katz and Edgar Villanueva on June 12. About the Racial Equity Learning & Action Network The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) has partnered with Leverage Philanthropic Partners to… Read More

Pluralism in Family Philanthropy: Navigating Tensions and Bridging Divides for Impact

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Uma Viswanathan, Tegan Acton, Heather Templeton Dill, Brian Hooks, Nicholas A. Tedesco

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In an increasingly divisive society, people are facing complex, challenging dialogues around politics, ethics, and social issues, struggling to manage perspectives across the political aisle and facilitate healthy discourse with multiple viewpoints. What is taking place on a macro scale is mirrored within individual families—difficult conversations, distinct political and cultural divides, and in many cases gridlock or an inability to… Read More

Application Deadline: Racial Justice Learning and Action Cohort

Posted on January 11, 2022

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… Read More

Interview Questions for Anti-Racist Consultants

Posted on January 3, 2022 by Andrus Family Fund, Surdna Foundation

A collection of questions created by the Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund to help interview and screen candidates to serve as anti-racist consultants for a foundation’s management, governance, and grantmaking practices. Also included is a rubric of characteristics and experiences to look for in potential candidates… Read More

Reflecting on Your Origin Story: Understanding Wealth, Legacy, and Equity

Posted on December 7, 2021 by Holley Fowler Martens, David Roswell, Katherine Lorenz

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The criticism of wealth is longstanding and brings to the fore a conversation on justice that is important to reflect upon in the pursuit of effective family philanthropy. Though necessary, this type of reflection often raises a number of difficult questions that require philanthropic families to interrogate their history and reconcile the actions of their ancestors. Join us for a… Read More

Hate-Free Family Philanthropy

Posted on December 6, 2021 by Eric Jolly, Robert (Bob) Fockler, Abbas Barzegar

Many donors are having conversations about their approach to anti-hate philanthropy. Attendees at this small group dialogue will gather for a grounding discussion about hate-free philanthropy with Abbas Barzegar from Horizon Forum.  Then, learn from two community foundation leaders, Robert M. Fockler, (Community Foundation of Greater Memphis) and Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., (Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation), about their foundations’ journey,… Read More