Introduction to Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Introduction to Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host our annual training for funders, Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking, in partnership with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. This year we offer a highly interactive virtual equivalent of the typical on-site day-long racial equity training.

Participant Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a shared understanding and language regarding structural racism, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion – terms used frequently (and sometimes, interchangeably) within the philanthropic sector.
  • Have a greater understanding of Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) framework and overview of three specific tools used to support racial equity in grantmaking.
  • Learn of examples from peer organizations, be introduced to practical tools, and receive advice for addressing these issues within their grantmaking endeavors.
This introductory training, derived from the Race Matters Toolkit, presents a valuable framework that has guided and informed Maryland Philanthropy Network’s work since it was first offered to our Board, Staff and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in April 2013. ABFE’s racial equity training is centered on the drivers of poor and disparate outcomes in Black communities and other communities of color, as well as support and tools for leading community change efforts particularly in places where there has been a long history of racial inequity.

Our trainers will be Anthony Simmons and Edward Jones, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities.

We recognize this is a considerable time commitment and also ask participants to commit to attend the entire time. Breaks will be built into the session.

While not required, we recommend participants also register for Going Deeper on Equity – Addressing ABFE’s Call to Action being held on May 5th from 1:00 - 3:30 PM to delve deeper into this content and explore using one of ABFE’s racial equity tools.

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. We encourage foundation trustees to attend.