Power and Racial Equity: From Self-Assessment to Systemic Change

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Eleni Refu

NCRP’s Eleni Refu will lead a conversation around how family foundations can operationalize equity and work towards systemic change by interrogating the ways they build, share, and wield their power. Shifting power to those who have the least of it is necessary for philanthropic impact on equity and justice. Participants at this salon will learn how they can implement the… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Racial Equity Programming for Donors

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Charisse Grant, Djaka Blais-Amare, Janeen Webb

What do organizational values of equity, justice, or even reconciliation look like in action? Join the Calgary Foundation and The Miami Foundation to discuss how equity permeates their strategic plans and work and learn about their racial equity programming for donors. Learn how these foundations have integrated living their values into better serving their donors and informed family philanthropy. This… 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

Practicing the Equitable Evaluation Framework™

Posted on December 8, 2021 by Marcia Coné

As philanthropy evolves and moves to centering equity, assessment, research, learning, and evaluation, strategies must also evolve. What is the Equitable Evaluation Framework (EEF) and how do we engage with the EEF? Join your colleagues in a conversation about how they are seeding and growing a field of EEF practitioners to shift the paradigm. About this Series The monthly Fundamentals… 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

old photographs on table; genealogy; family tree
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

Non-family Staff Peer Network: Racial Equity Discussions with Board and Staff

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Jennifer Langton, Chantelle Fisher-Borne

Join your peers and special guests Jennifer Langton and Chantelle Fisher-Borne for a continued space to share about racial equity within your foundations. Jennifer will share from her own experiences of learning and change at the Tzedek Social Justice Fund, a foundation which “redistributes money, resources, and power to support systems change and community healing in Asheville, North Carolina.” Chantelle leads… Read More