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The South: Excluded no more!

Written by: Edgar Villanueva

Date: June 21, 2018

While working on my forthcoming book, Decolonizing Wealth (release date Oct. 16), I have been energized by the As the South Grows series. I write about communities that have been excluded from philanthropy like those featured… Read More

Reckoning with racial terrorism and white culture: A family foundation’s journey

Written by: Diane Hosey

Date: June 19, 2018

Warning: This blog post contains and describes an image of a lynching that may be disturbing for some readers. Editor’s Note: This blog post is the third in a series of guest features on NCRP’s exciting… Read More

Power: One of three provocations for funders to face the ‘fierce urgency of now’

Written by: Molly Schultz Hafid

Date: June 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: Molly Schultz Hafid received the Neighborhood Funders Group Award for Excellence in Philanthropy during last week’s Raise Up Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. In her stirring acceptance speech, she talked about three “provocations” for… Read More

Southern philanthropy, national impact

Written by: Ben Barge, Ryan Schlegel

Date: June 13, 2018

Between 2011 and 2015, foundations invested 56 cents in the South – per person – for every $1 they invested per person nationally.  In the two plus years NCRP and GSP have embarked on As the… Read More

Why examining power and privilege is critical to shifting culture in philanthropy

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: June 07, 2018

What does power have to do with equity? How can grantmakers better leverage power to help drive lasting, positive change in our communities? As the philanthropic sector’s interest in racial equity has grown, there has been… Read More

Why funders should confront the crisis of mass crimmigration

Written by: Prachi Patankar

Date: June 05, 2018

In January 2018, I had the opportunity to visit the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego with the grantees of The J.M. Kaplan Fund’s Innovation Prize. Among the vibrant paintings on the border fence near Tijuana, there… Read More


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