by Lyn Hunter, Jon Stahl and Anne Yoon | How can funders get better at building capacity and power in communities of color? What are the unique challenges -- and opportunities -- that people of color-led organizations face in seeking funding? This week, we gathered at the Hillman City Collaboratory in Seattle's Rainier Valley with a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 80 community members, nonprofit leaders and funders for a rich conversation on these themes. more »
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Gloris Estrella, Program Associate | ... to join First Alaskans Institute (FAI) for “ Partners for the Next 10,000 Years … A Racial Equity Summit ” arose ... role in public policy ; I urge all of our members and partners to attend! We cannot take for granted the potential philanthropy ... more »
A great piece on locally-focused impact investing in the New York Times, featuring our friends at The Russell Family Foundation, who have pioneered p more »
Montana Healthcare Foundation announced more than $1.3 million in new grants to 34 Montana-based organizations focusing on key health challenges in behavioral health (including mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse), American Indian health and new programs that seek to improve health outcomes and control rising healthcare costs, particularly in communities struggling with a lack of resources and personnel. more »
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What happens when you reach an impasse in dialogues? Sometimes words are an "aide-de-camp" to sustain attention to what’s hard to talk about with others. Read about the use of images, metaphors, stories and poems in philanthropy.
... so that the OAC and its cultural and community partners, can most effectively work together toward a vision of racial ...
Developed in partnership with United Philanthropy Forum and Northern California Grantmakers, this guide shares seven practices and 12 tools for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations who seek effective ways to mobilize resources to sustain their organization’s work. Part of our DIY Series, the guide features perspectives from dozens of leaders of national and regional PSOs and examples from our work with these organizations.
... Nick Johnson at 202-408-1080 or the State Priorities Partners in your state . State Priorities Partnership ...
Since 1993, Pride Foundation's scholarship program has awarded nearly $4 million to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally community from five Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Katie Carter, Pride Foundation's Regional Development Organizer in Oregon, has posted an interview with one of this year's scholarship recipients: a 24-year-old engineering student who immigrated to Oregon from Iran. more »
This Oregon study, released by Enterprise Community Partners, explores the link between affordable housing and health care through ...
The Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington to create a new $50 million fund that will support cancer and other medical research, and enhance the lives of developmentally disabled adults. more »
Amy Pearson-Wales | LGBTQ visibility is deeply meaningful, but it can be difficult to achieve, even in the philanthropic sector. That’s why Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a partner organization of Philanthropy Northwest, recently launched Share Your Stories: LGBTQ Practitioners in “Mainstream” Institutions, a research project focused on better understanding the lived experiences of LGBTQ people working in non-LGBTQ philanthropies and philanthropic organizations. Help strengthen our sector by sharing your stories (anonymously). more »