Kim Sogge, Momentum Fellow | I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest — and have no plans to leave anytime soon, either! And now I'm excited to be part of Pride Foundation, a community foundation I have supported for many years, through Philanthropy Northwest's Momentum Fellowship. I am immersed daily in the impactful, strategic investments that Pride Foundation makes in the LGBT community in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. I have been able to participate in our annual grantmaking review and discussions, attend plays as a part of our partnership with Intiman Theatre, and read stories that gave me goosebumps from our courageous community members across the region who simply want to live openly and safely in their home communities. I also attended Local Matters: Washington, Philanthropy Northwest's statewide convening, with my colleagues earlier this week in Bellingham. more »
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At its October program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 27 grants, totaling more than $3.6 million, for organizations working across Oregon and Washington. more »
Erin Thomas, Talent Partner and Board Liaison | After seven years working at EarthCorps, developing a new generation of global environmental leaders, I decided to move into the talent partner and board liaison position at Philanthropy Northwest to continue growing my skills and exploring the social sector from a new lens. In my new role, I hope to strengthen Philanthropy Northwest’s organizational culture, leadership development and the teams that ultimately impact our members and the sector as a whole. Two weeks into this position and I have already found myself in a high-level board meeting strategizing our next three-to-five years, and at the launch of our three-state Momentum Fellowship to empower and encourage diversity and equity in philanthropy. I look forward to working with our network and meeting more of you at our upcoming events. more »
Katherine Porras, Momentum Fellow | When I moved to Oregon in 2013, I found myself captivated by the beauty of its green valleys and blue rivers. A few months ago, I was thrilled to be accepted to the Momentum Fellowship's investment position at Meyer Memorial Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help serve marginalized communities, while growing professionally with an amazing cohort dedicated to the field of philanthropy. We are fortunate to have this opportunity and we all recognized its potential, not only forging our own career paths, but also for the magnitude of possible contribution when a group of nine diverse professionals striving for excellence work together towards a common goal: making the future of philanthropy more diverse, equitable and inclusive. more »
Sindhu Knotz, Partner, The Giving Practice | Nine accomplished individuals from incredibly diverse backgrounds are coming together at Philanthropy Northwest this week for the first cohort meeting of our Momentum Fellowship. What began as a conversation in one of our peer learning cohorts on diversity, equity and inclusion is now becoming reality: a program that prepares professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities. more »
Kelsey Potdevin, Momentum Fellow | I wasn't born here, but I've lived in Alaska for most of my life and my mom’s family is from Alaska’s interior. My family’s been in the Northwest for probably over 10,000 years. But I’ve learned more in the past year about how my home state works than I ever did growing up in Alaska, while sharing in the happiness of successful grant requests. Philanthropy is a complicated business, chock-a-block full of seemingly esoteric knowledge you can't learn any other way than doing it. more »
Anne Yoon, Associate, The Giving Practice | The conversations at PolicyLink's Equity Summit conference about diversity, equity and inclusion took a different tone than the ones I've heard at foundation offices this year. Our sense of urgency climbed as we discussed DEI in the context of immigration, a living wage and police brutality. We must believe that philanthropy has a role in the ecosystem of social change and has the responsibility to act. How is philanthropy being a partner to the movement builders, the organizers, the advocates, the community? How can philanthropy be a more effective partner, right now? more »
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A list of current Philanthropy Northwest members, as of July 1, 2016.
Thanks for contacting your legislators! While it might feel like a drop in the ocean, our collective impact adds up! We'll keep you posted on how things progress.
Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest! We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations.