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Philanthropy’s new normal needs to include AAPI communities

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: July 16, 2020

If the past few months have shown us anything, it is that there is no going back to normal. Beyond the unimaginable thought of full subway trains and crowded restaurants and bars, our “normal” was horribly… Read More

COVID-19 pandemic, protests against law enforcement are an opportunity for bold philanthropy

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: June 23, 2020

We are in a moment of great pain and opportunity. The combined crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against law enforcement have exposed the broken parts of our systems and institutions in an unprecedented way.… Read More

Local grantmaking to immigrants and refugees doesn’t reflect demographics, threats

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: May 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has re-affirmed how integral immigrants and refugees are to the health and security of the country as well as the unique challenges this community faces. Immigrants and refugees represent a disproportionate percentage of… Read More

What you resist will persist: Power Moves across the Southeast and Appalachia

Written by: Mary Snow, Tracey Greene-Washington

Date: March 19, 2020

What you resist will persist is such a powerful frame to describe the complex, tedious and often exhausting dance that occurs between the national philanthropic sector and rural grassroots leaders who are moving transformational work with… Read More

Give me your tired, your poor, no more? Philanthropy must respond in the face of xenophobia.

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: February 06, 2020

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has become all too common in the Trump era – most recently in this week’s State of the Union address. But it’s not all talk. Last week, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Supreme Court… Read More

3 Things small funders can do to turn racial equity rhetoric into reality

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: February 04, 2020

It’s easy to forget, in a sector where Gateses, Fords, Lillys and Hewletts dominate the discourse, that most institutional philanthropies are small, leanly staffed, little-known foundations. In any given year, roughly a quarter of all U.S.… Read More

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