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June 2020 |

America was built by design. We are dealing with the cost.  

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, James Scurlock, David McAtee 

We say their names. We honor their memory. May ...

Black Lives Matter Protesters
May 19, 2020
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for Grantmakers of Color Network's first virtual happy hour! This event is an opportunity for people of color at all levels of grantmaking institutions to network and build community with each other.



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April 15, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) to learn from leaders in the immigrant rights movement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic about how philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace risk and assert leadership to...

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March 2020 | The Giving Practice

We are proud of the work we do at The Giving Practice to help foundation leaders create learning environments for organizational change initiatives. When advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), leaders have learned that change efforts can be complex in ways that other areas of their...

January 30, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm
Portland, OR

Join us in Portland, OR in partnership with Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, for our signature training Grantmaking with an Equity Lens. This day-long training prepares you to bring equitable practices more deeply into your grantmaking process. 

December 2019 |

Sunday morning began with a tour through Little Haiti, 3.5 square miles comprising the oldest neighborhood of people of Haitian descent in Florida — and one of the largest communities of Haitians in the U.S. Riding in a long yellow school bus, Marguerite Casey Foundation board members listened to Boukman Mangones, a Haitian-American architect, speak about the fight to preserve Little Haiti’s heritage and to combat the efforts of real estate developers who could displace the community.

Black and white picture of Boukman Mangones speaking to people sittin on a bus
December 2019 |

Philanthropy Northwest, alongside our network, has incredible potential to address and help solve today’s societal issues that stem from historical and ongoing inequities and oppression to fulfill a vision of a healthy, vibrant and sustainable future for our communities. We know that we cannot do this alone. We must build and nurture an ecosystem that addresses equity at every level – personal, interpersonal, institutional and structural. For us, this ecosystem — where there is a strong culture of belonging — is rooted in our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) values, strategy and actions.

As the year ends, two of our staff, Erin and Ankita, who also lead Philanthropy Northwest’s staff DEI advisory committee, share their personal and interpersonal lessons and perspectives on how to continue working in ways that center equity.

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