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Confronting anti-Blackness in immigrant justice philanthropy

Written by: NCRP

Date: June 17, 2019

The philanthropic community that supports immigrant justice has largely overlooked Black immigrant communities and organizations led by Black immigrants. In this Q&A with NCRP, Daranee Petsod, president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), urges… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy June 2019

Written by: Timi Gerson

Date: June 17, 2019

Dear Reader, Author, historian and activist Howard Zinn famously wrote: “You can’t be neutral on a moving train. … Events are already moving in certain deadly directions, and to be neutral means to accept that.” Our… Read More

What does Amazon’s HQ2 tax-break grab mean for U.S. cities?

Written by: Greg LeRoy , Ryan Schlegel

Date: February 12, 2019

Funders have an opportunity to promote a new model of economic development where communities benefit as much as corporations like Amazon. There’s nothing like an outrageous corporate tax-break money grab to bring people together. That’s our… Read More

Lessons for foundations on rapid-response support at the front lines of democracy

Written by: Shireen Zaman, Melissa Spatz

Date: February 12, 2019

What makes rapid-response support effective? Zaman and Spatz share 5 tips from their work at Proteus Fund. Even before the results of the 2016 election, it was clear to us, along with the organizations, communities and… Read More

How to think about power (especially if you have some)

Written by: Farhad Ebrahimi

Date: February 12, 2019

For the Chorus Foundation, exploring the relationships between economic, political and cultural power has been a game-changer for their climate philanthropy. In the social change world, we tend to use the word “power” a lot. But… Read More

Philanthropy: Perilous times call for bold measures

Written by: Tory Gavito

Date: February 12, 2019

A national collaborative of funders and organizers is asking foundations and donors to meet the challenges of our time by responsive grantmaking, breaking silos and going local. Hunger drove the parents of Jakelin Amei Rosemary Caal… Read More

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