About this event
Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting community preparedness and response to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Continue the discussion with your peers and join Philanthropy Northwest for a conversation among funders in our region on responding to the outbreak. We will host these calls every Friday morning at 10 am as we navigate this crisis together.
This week's speakers include:
Angela Jones, CEO, Washington STEM: Angela is one of the four women architects of the Black Future Co-op Fund that was just announced. George Floyd’s murder moved people of all races to raise their voices in solidarity calling for justice. The fund was formed in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change. COVID-19 and its effects have had a disproportionate impact on the Black community. The purpose of the Black Future Co-op Fund is to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has done to the Black community.
Kendall Clawson, CEO, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW): In addition to sharing what’s going on in Oregon and SW Washington, GOSW has partnered with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to create the GOSW-NAO Resource Connector, a web-based portal that facilitates matching a nonprofit’s COVID-19 related request with interested funders.
Katie Carter, CEO, Pride Foundation: Katie will share more about the impacts COVID-19 has had on the LGBTQ+ community and their families as well as thoughts on the groundbreaking legislation earlier this week.
Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director, Serve Washington: Serve Washington will talk about their role in the current COVID-19 response, including the proposed legislation funding 750,000 national service positions over a three-year response and recovery period, in part to meet the projected need for as many as 300,000 public health workers.
Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Danielle Crystal.