A community of grantmakers who will use POWER MOVES in their own organizations, sharing
learnings and insights with each other and NCRP.

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Meet the POWER MOVES Funder Learning Group

These grantmakers, alongside participants of the consultant learning group, will begin using POWER MOVES to examine their grantmaking and operations in the next year. They will share learnings and insights with each other and NCRP along the way, and their feedback will help us continue to improve the toolkit and related tools and resources. To learn more, read the announcement on our blog.

1. Appalachian Community Fund

POWER MOVES Representative: Margo Miller, Executive Director

@AppalachianCFappalachiancommunityfund.org  |  Knoxville, TN

The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit grantmaking organization that provides resources and support to grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia).

Note: ACF is a signatory to NCRP’s Philanthropy’s Promise initiative.


2. Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

POWER MOVES Representative: Edie Blakeslee, Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership

@CCFofSC  |  www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org  |  Charleston, SC

Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) helps create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources. Founded in 1974 to make a lasting impact through permanent, endowed funds for charitable giving, CCF embodies the core values of stewardship, integrity, inclusion with equity, and courage. CCF serves nine counties across coastal South Carolina, manages more than $250 million in assets (among the top 100 community foundations in the nation) and awarded more than $17 million in grants in 2016.


3. The Cleveland Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative:  Kristi Andrasik, Program Officer

@CleveFoundation & @clevelandkristi  |  www.clevelandfoundation.org  |  Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.


4. Colorado Health Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Jehan Benton-Clark, Portfolio Director

@COHealthFDN & @JBentonClark  |  www.coloradohealth.org  |  Denver, CO

The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by engaging closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building.


5. Deaconess Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Matt Oldani, Vice President of Strategic Alignment

@deaconessfound  |  www.deaconess.org  |  St. Louis, MO

In the spirit of its faith heritage, the mission of Deaconess Foundation is the improved health of the Metropolitan St. Louis community and its people. The foundation envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. Its strategy is to strengthen the region’s capability to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth through collaborative engagement and investment with diverse partners to improve systems and sustain actions that have long-term impact on the health and well-being of children.

Note: The foundation’s president and CEO, Rev. Starksy Wilson, chairs NCRP’s board. Deaconess Foundation is a signatory to NCRP’s Philanthropy’s Promise initiative.


6. Embrey Family Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Diane Hosey, Philanthropic Outreach

@EmbreyFdn & @marilydi  |  www.embreyfdn.org  |  Dallas, TX

The Embrey Family Foundation is a Dallas-based family foundation that funds work specifically focused on human rights and social justice in Texas. Its mission is to expand awareness, explore possibilities and elevate consciousness.


7. Healthy Communities Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Nora Garcia, Program Officer

@hcfdn2  |  www.healthycommunitiesfdn.org  |  Riverside, IL

The Healthy Communities Foundation is a community-informed grantmaking foundation that seeks to measurably improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in our service area by promoting health equity, quality and access. With a funding region that spans 28 zip-codes in west Chicago and surrounding suburban communities, HCF is committed to reducing health disparities in its community.


8. Seattle Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Diana Paredes, Community Learning Officer

@SeattleFdn  |  www.seattlefoundation.org  |  Seattle, WA

Seattle Foundation ignites powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Focused on creating equity and opportunity, its goal as a community foundation is to simplify giving and strengthen the impact of philanthropy for the more than 1,200 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits we serve. It provides deep community insights, powerful civic leadership, effective philanthropic advising and judicious stewardship of assets in support of our mission.

Note: The foundation is a signatory to NCRP’s Philanthropy’s Promise initiative.


9. Weissberg Foundation

POWER MOVES Representative: Hanh Le, Executive Director

@WeissbergFdn & @HanhLeDC   |  www.weissbergfoundation.org  |  Arlington, VA

The Weissberg Foundation envisions a just world that recognizes inequities and builds access, opportunity, and power so that all can thrive. The foundation advances organizations and efforts that give voice and opportunity to historically marginalized populations through funding, amplification, capacity building and collaboration.


10. Women’s Foundation of California

POWER MOVES Representative: Rhiannon Rossi, Program Officer

@womensfoundca & @RhiannonRossi  |  www.womensfoundca.org  |  Oakland, CA

The Women’s Foundation of California invests in, trains, and connects community leaders to advance gender, racial and economic justice. It invests grant dollars to support multi-issue movement building, train community leaders in public policy advocacy and connect key stakeholders across issues and sectors.


11. Woods Fund Chicago

POWER MOVES Representative: Alejandra L. Ibañez, Lead Program Officer

@WoodsFundChi  |  Chicago, IL

Woods Fund Chicago is a grantmaking foundation committed to funding community-driven initiatives that fight the brutality of racism and poverty through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people who are most impacted.

Note: Woods Fund is a signatory to NCRP’s Philanthropy’s Promise initiative and won an NCRP Impact Award in 2013.


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“Grantmakers and foundations often have a difficult time moving from conversation to practice when tackling a difficult topic in-house at their organization. POWER MOVES is a thoughtful guide designed with and for grantmakers looking to refocus the lens through which they address racial equity and social justice. No matter where you are on that important journey, you’ll find something in this toolkit for you!”

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Director of Grant Programs, Potomac Health Foundation
Power Moves Advisory Committee Member

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