Three Years Later, Funding Social Movements Matters More Than Ever (Two-Part Series)

Three Years Later, Funding Social Movements Matters More Than Ever (Two-Part Series)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

During the 2020 uprisings against anti-Black racism and amidst a global pandemic, every sector in the United States, including philanthropy, condemned systemic injustice and committed to implementing more equitable policies and practices within their institutions. Three years later, it remains vital for foundations to support social change movements, from emergence to infrastructure to sustainability.

Join us for a two-part virtual, interactive sessions (May 9 and June 13) to explore social movements, the needs of movement leaders, and promising practices from funders. 

In partnership with the Building Movement Project, we will dig deep into their latest reports and toolkits (Move the Money and Funding Movement Infrastructure) for peer-to-peer reflection and hands-on practice.

What will you learn?
  • A deeper understanding of the characteristics of social movements
  • Ideas and practices that meet the needs of movement leaders
  • Approaches to overcome barriers that arise in supporting social movements
  • Resources to catalyze conversations within foundations about resourcing social movements
Who should attend?

All interested members in grantmaking roles.

What to expect

Presentation followed by breakout discussion.


Email  with your name, title, organizational affiliation, and membership with Maryland Philanthropy Network.

This is a two-part series (May 9 and June 13). We encourage you to attend both sessions, so when you register for session one, you will automatically be registered for session two. Discussions will build on previously discussed topics and build a space for peers to share processes, learn, and practice together. The sessions will be recorded.

This program is held in partnership with Philanthropy New York.