At this webinar, members heard from the staff at Rally, a national advocacy organization focused on moving the needle on systematic issues. Coalition members from Honesty for Ohio Education spoke about their work locally to ensure that every child regardless of their race, background or ZIP code, has access to high-quality, honest education. New legislation in the Ohio legislature, HB 616, is the third censorship bill that has been introduced during the 134th Ohio General Assembly. These bills put the future of our schools, students and families in jeopardy.
Funders on the Journey captures a snapshot in time of the racial equity journeys of 24 funders in Ohio. This collection of reflections and data builds on our 15-year history of work engaging philanthropy in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts that offer the opportunity for our members – from those just beginning to think about equity work to those well along on their journey – to get a sense of where they are on their individual journeys. This report compiles, analyzes and presents anonymized collective data and insights that illuminate the efforts, aspirations, successes and challenges of participating funders as they strive toward racial justice. The Racial Equity Capacity Assessment Executive Summary summarizes the key themes, key findings and recommendations for future action for Ohio funders.
This community foundation listserv collection details the member responses listing the African American community funds, Hispanic funds, Black funds and other race-specific funds at their community foundations.
This Midwest Community Foundation Webinar hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundations explored these timely questions: What is your purpose as a grantmaker now and into the future? How are you adapting your grantmaking to stay accountable to your community, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities? What is the story that your foundation wants to tell about this experience five years from now?
Philanthropy Ohio launched a Racial Equity Capacity Assessment for members and Ohio foundations to gain valuable insight individually and collectively on the journey to promote racial equity. Registration is open now through April 23 to sign your organization up to participate.
As February / Black History Month comes to a close and March / Women’s History Month dawns, a focus on excellence in leadership is fitting to uplift all that is deserving of philanthropic and social impact investment. Focusing on the struggles of our past has its place – so that we never forget. But highlighting the excellence in our legacies provides a vital and proactive perspective.