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Voices of Orlando: How philanthropy and community unified in response to the Pulse tragedy targeting LGBTQ people of color

Written by: Marco Antonio Quiroga

Date: January 17, 2017

Last year was a challenging, and at times unbearable, year for marginalized members of our community. Dec. 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando targeting LGBTQ people of color –… Read More

FCAA conference offered sober but inspiring path forward for philanthropy to advance health justice

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Date: January 13, 2017

The Funders Concerned About AIDS conference last month was both inspiring and sobering. I was encouraged to learn that HIV-related grantmaking grew 10 percent from 2014 to 2015, outpacing overall foundation giving. Long-term investments in syringe… Read More

Are New York’s largest foundations committed to helping the most vulnerable in our communities?

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Date: January 11, 2017

New York State is a philanthropic powerhouse. It houses 335 foundations that are among the country’s largest. Our recent report titled "Pennies for Progress: A decade of boom for philanthropy, a bust for social justice," found… Read More

Why bigger isn’t always better: How modest-sized foundations can provide successful outcomes and growth to smaller nonprofits

Written by: Naomi Eisenberger

Date: January 10, 2017

Scrolling through the daily barrage of philanthropy-related news releases, I often encounter numerous articles from large foundations announcing prizes, summits and fellowships. Indeed, these are all noteworthy organizations doing significant and impactful work, but should donors… Read More

A collective strategy for funding justice

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: January 05, 2017

2016 was a volatile year, and we’ve been inundated with lists of the best and worst of what happened. None of us can deny that we are in a unique political and social climate, a time… Read More

Why a racial equity audit might make sense for your foundation

Written by: Leticia Alcantar

Date: January 03, 2017

Many of us are still reeling from last month’s election results. Some of us reacted with deep feelings of fear, sadness, demoralization and hopelessness. Now there are many questions and musings about which way forward. Two… Read More


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