In this session, you’ll hear what foundations are doing broadly to incorporate equity internally, as well as ways Maryland Philanthropy Network funders are making equity a part of their day-to-day operations. Then, you’ll have the opportunity for small group discussions and a chance to ask deeper questions of each panelist, as you create your own plan for next steps to address equity within your own foundation.
Philanthropy has a powerful voice with which it can talk about racial equity and inclusion.
The inequity and racial disparities that many foundations seek to address are often perpetuated by policies that not only disadvantage communities of color but also over-advantage whites and white-led organizations seeking funding.
We are in a moment where the nation’s racial discourse is more complex and ever-present than most have experienced before.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host our annual Responsive Philanthropy in the Black Community (RPBC) Training.
Awareness of the differing realities of Black and White Americans is at an all time high, but how do we move from awareness to action? While the pursuit of racial justice has garnered support from grassroots activists and foundations with multi-bi
60 years after Brown vs the Board of Education, American public schools are more segregated today than in 1968. In the state of Maryland, 9 out of every 10 black Maryland students and 8 out of every 10 Latino students attends a majority-minority school. 1 of every 4 black Maryland students attends a school that is 99-100% minority. Segregating poor, minority children in high poverty schools increases educational inequities.
CHANGING THE FUTURE
Stepping Toward Equity…
In recent years, foundations and other funding institutions across the nation have turned their attention to the concept of incorporating a “DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion),” “REI Racial Equity and Inclusion),” “REEI (Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion),” or “Healing and Reconciliation” Lens in their grantmaking processes.
Not discussed as often is the analytical frame that undergirds these marketing terms; the “change” the institutional funding entity is trying to address: expanding “diversity” — a more...