The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the first three briefings on census messaging results in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative
The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the first three briefings on census messaging results in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup. This year, national field partners were funded to conduct get-out-the-count messaging research to identify messages that resonate with hard-to-count communities. Three of these national partners will be presenting their findings. As more national partners finalize their results, we will schedule additional briefings.
During each webinar, attendees will learn about:
The methodology used by each organization
The findings of their message testing
Recommended messengers and messages
Please come with your questions, we are leaving the majority of the hour for a robust discussion.
Briefings will be moderated by Karen Narasaki, Consultant to the Bauman Foundation
September 6 – Arisha Hatch, Color of Change
September 12 – Arturo Vargas, NALEO
September 20 – John Yang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Cosponsors: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Color of Change, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Grantmakers In Health, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Leadership Conference Educational Fund, Minnesota Council of Foundations, NALEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Northwest, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, United Philanthropy Forum
As funders have committed themselves to reduce inequity, there is a growing recognition that transgender and gender nonconforming people – who often use the acronym TGNC – face a constellation
As funders have committed themselves to reduce inequity, there is a growing recognition that transgender and gender nonconforming people – who often use the acronym TGNC – face a constellation of barriers in education, justice, health services, workforce training, employment and other programmatic areas funders support. TGNC people have also faced discrimination within the rights movements for women, immigrants, lesbian and gay communities, and people of color. However, TGNC people have achieved huge advances by working intersectionally and across movements, despite their work receiving just .015% of philanthropic resources. By understanding and intentionally prioritizing TGNC issues, funders could transform their work on many complex social issues, advance equity, and increase impact across all programmatic areas.
Please join us to explore the movement for TGNC rights and justice and its connections to broader movements. Our discussion will be framed by issues arising in the areas of education, workforce development, health and justice reform, and will explore how intentional inclusion of a TGNC focus can address inequality and improve life outcomes across a broader population. A panel of advocates and funders will share stories of successful strategies to hear and act upon the needs of TGNC communities.
This program is for funders at all points on the continuum of understanding – whether you’re just starting to learn or you have been connected to the TGNC movement for years.
- Why learning from and investing in TGNC communities could improve your grantmaking
- Challenges and opportunities for grantmaking to improve outcomes for TGNC people
- Crosscurrents in the movements for TGNC people, women, immigrants and people of color
- Insights from practitioners and activists who have built effective coalitions and programs that address TGNC issues
- J. Bob Alotta, Executive Director, Astraea Foundation
- Cecilia Gentili, Director of Policy, GMHC
- Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education
- Judy Yu, Program Officer, SOGI, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
- Rye Young (Moderator), Executive Director, Third Wave Fund
All interested funders.
8:45 – 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 – 11:00 AM Program
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email [email protected]. This event is free for Members of Philanthropy New York and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Non-member registration is $150.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Funders for Gender Equity and Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Grantmakers are invited to join this quarterly learning sessions hosted by the Andrus Family Fund focused on LGBTQ Youth Impacted by the Juvenile Justice and Foster Care Systems. AFF's learning
Grantmakers are invited to join this quarterly learning sessions hosted by the Andrus Family Fund focused on LGBTQ Youth Impacted by the Juvenile Justice and Foster Care Systems. AFF’s learning sessions are an opportunity to highlight the work of our grantees and other leaders in the field, as well as a chance to help convene funders and practitioners to continue learning. We seek to create a learning community that can help advance effective practices in service of all young people.
Register now for the next session Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 2:30pm-4:00pm ET via Zoom to hear how LGBTQ youth are fairing in the juvenile justice and foster care system. AFF grantee/funder partners and colleagues will take a closer look at the unique obstacles LGBTQ face in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Youth and their adult allies will share organizing and advocacy efforts led by and for queer trans youth in Alabama, New Orleans, and nationally.
Panelists will discuss the barriers to health, housing, education, and re-entry services they face as immigrant, low-income, queer and trans youth, and highlight federal policies and litigation trends that will promote equitable social services and protections from harm. Speakers will provide recommendations for how local, state, and federal partners can better support youth through programmatic and federal policies, and how funders can fill the gaps aimed at better supporting these communities.
To RSVP to the webinar please register here.
Kris Hayashi, is the Executive Director at the Transgender Law Center. TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.
Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd, is the founder of TAKE (Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empower) a resource center in Birmingham, Alabama. TAKE works to support trans women of color identify and overcome barriers they face. Daroneshia will be joined by a young person at TAKE.
Lyle Matthew Kan, is the Director of Research and Communications at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Lyle leads the organization’s analysis of trends, gaps, and opportunities related to LGBTQ funding.
Alexandra Citrin, is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for the Study of Social Policy. Citrin helps advance CSSP’s child welfare system change efforts through providing direct techical assistance through National Quality Improvement Centers funded through the Administration for Children and Families and child welfare systems operating under federal consent decree.
NCRP Ceding Control: Sharing philanthropy’s power for equitable, inclusive relationships Sept. 20, 2018 Webinar What does it mean to share – and cede – funders’ inherent power in philanthropy? How can grantmakers take
Ceding Control: Sharing philanthropy’s power for equitable, inclusive relationships
Sept. 20, 2018
What does it mean to share – and cede – funders’ inherent power in philanthropy? How can grantmakers take stock of how well they’re nurturing transparent, trusting relationships with grant partners?
Join NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for the third webinar in our series on the exciting new resource, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.
Our past two webinars provided an overview of the toolkit and a deeper dive into the first section on Building Power. This time around, we’ll delve into the Sharing Power dimension, including best practices for supporting sustained community-driven systems change, entry points for self-assessment and expert insights from a panel of seasoned sector leaders.
Moderated by Alfonso Wenker, co-founder and principal of Team Dynamics LLC and member of the Power Moves advisory and peer learning groups for consultants, the presentation will feature:
- Michelle McMurray, senior program officer for health and human Services at The Pittsburgh Foundation;
- Jane Leu, founder and CEO of Smarter Good and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships;
- Bill Gallegos, former executive director of Communities for a Better Environment and co-chair of the Funder Engagement Work Group of the Building Equity and Alignment (BEA) Initiative; and
- Lindsie Bear, program director for the Native CultureAdd Events Fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation.
Have a burning question that you hope will be addressed on the webinar? Contact Caitlin Duffy, senior associate for learning and engagement, at [email protected] or (202) 387-9177 x31.
Alfonso Wenker (@alfonsowenker)
Alfonso Wenker is co-founder and principal of Team Dynamics LLC. He is a dynamic, engaging, practical and highly sought after trainer and facilitator whose work focuses on strategy development, racial and gender justice, team building, leadership development and self-awareness. His recent clients include Open Arms of Minnesota, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota Public Radio, The McKnight Foundation, AiA Minnesota and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Alfonso’s organizational homes have included: Bush Foundation, Minnesotans United for All Families and PFund Foundation.
Alfonso just completed his tenure as the vice president at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. In that capacity he served as lead trainer for the Council’s professional development programs, consults with leaders and organizations interested in advancing equity and inclusion and leads internal organizational development. Additionally, Alfonso currently serves as the board chair of Pollen and serves on the leadership teams for Solidarity MN and the Better OUTcomes Initiatives, two funder collaboratives focused on advancing equity in the state of Minnesota. He is a participant in the Power Moves advisory and peer-learning group for consultants to grantmakers.
Michelle McMurray is the senior program officer for health and human services at The Pittsburgh Foundation. At the foundation, her grantmaking focuses on reducing barriers to physical and mental health care, meeting basic needs and improving economic self-sufficiency for children, youth and families. Michelle also provides leadership for the foundation’s racial equity work, spearheading several initiatives designed to increase access to philanthropic support for groups historically underrepresented in the foundation’s portfolio, including small, community-based nonprofits, black-led organizations and social justice workers.
Michelle has more than 15 years of service in diverse roles across Pittsburgh’s nonprofit sector including as an academic researcher, clinician, policy advocate and organizational leader. She is the co-author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters examining the relationship between race, age, socio-economic status and access to mental health treatment. Throughout her career, Michelle has been committed to community engagement to increase awareness and understanding of mental health in black communities and promote dignity and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jane Leu is founder and CEO of Smarter Good, a global social enterprise based in San Francisco and the Philippines with a mission to help nonprofit organizations start, sustain and scale their impact by providing organizational support services such as fundraising, finance and accounting and communications/marketing.
Jane is an internationally recognized serial social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow with more than 20 years of experience with starting up and leading ventures, including Smarter Good, Upwardly Global, Ashoka U, craigslist’s nonprofit venture forum, RefugeeWorks and Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Passionate about socio-economic, ethnic and geographic diversity in the social sector, Jane teaches social venturing to MBAs at Stanford and mentors changemakers in the U.S. and globally. She is co-author of the popular new book, Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships.
Jane holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA cum laude from Tufts University. When not working across every global time zone, she enjoys hiking in the hills of California with her husband, Ted Levinson, a social finance professional, and their dog, Tully.
Bill Gallegos (@BEA4Impact)
Bill Gallegos is the past executive director (2006-2014) of Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), one of the leading environmental justice organizations in the United States. Bill first became active in the 1960s with the Crusade for Justice, an outstanding Chicano civil rights organization. Bill has also been a labor, campus, and community organizer. As a Chicano and environmental justice leader, Bill worked to ensure that equity and social justice is a central element of all efforts to confront the climate crisis.
He is the author of “The Struggle for Chicano Liberation,” “The Sunbelt Strategy and Chicano Liberation,” “Reflections on the Green Economy” and “Ethnic Cleansing and the War on Immigrants: A Program of Resistance.” Bill is the co-chair of the Funder Engagement Work Group of the Building Equity and Alignment (BEA) Initiative and a member of its Weaver Team (steering committee).
Lindsie Bear is the program director for the Native Cultures Fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation, which has been doing grassroots grantmaking in Native communities throughout Central, Eastern and Northern California for nineteen years. The fund was established by Northern California Indian cultural leaders and artists in 1999 and has been grown by Indigenous staff and board with deep ties to the tribal communities they serve.
Lindsie is the former California Indian Publishing Director at Heyday, editor of news at Native California magazine and senior editor at the University of California Press. She co-founded the Indian Art Market at the Oakland Museum of California and the LitQuake Native writers series. She has served on the boards of the California Historical Society and Open Roads Media, and is an alumna of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lindsie currently lives with her husband, John, and baby daughter, Maya, in the Wiyot Territory of Eureka, California.
On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has
On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments.
This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.
Please note – Submitting comments is NOT considered lobbying. This means that private foundations can weigh in on this question, and that public charities, including community foundations, can do so without tracking and reporting it as lobbying on their 990s. For more information, please see this legal memo on advocacy and the census here and this Bolder Advocacy blog “Nonprofits and Foundations Can Advocate to Remove the Citizenship Question from Census 2020” here.
During this webinar, funders will learn about:
- Where the citizenship question stands now and how key national stakeholder organizations are organizing to oppose it
- How funders and Philanthropy Serving Organizations can sign-on to letters opposing the citizenship question and/or submit their own comments
- How funders can help inform their grantees about sign-on comment letters and other organizing opportunities for stakeholder groups
Moderated by Keely Monroe, Funders Census Initiative at FCCP
- Gary Bass, Bauman Foundation
- Maggie Osborn, United Philanthropy Forum
- Corrine Yu, Leadership Conference Education Fund
Cosponsors: Associated Grant Makers, Bauman Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Chesapeake Bay Funders, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Four Freedoms Fund, Forefront, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Grantmakers In Health, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Minnesota Council of Foundations, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, NY Funder Alliance, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Northwest, Solidago Foundation, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, United Philanthropy Forum
In the next 25 years, one in five Americans will be Asian American or Pacific Islander. AAPIs are the largest segment of new immigrants coming to the United States. More
In the next 25 years, one in five Americans will be Asian American or Pacific Islander. AAPIs are the largest segment of new immigrants coming to the United States. More and more are coming out as LGBTQ, yet philanthropy struggles to address the emerging needs of this fast growing community with myriad needs and unique assets. LGBTQ AAPI communities received less than $1.2 million in funding in 2016, and has never received more than $2 million annually.
Join a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data. Hear from a panel of funders about their key investments in LGBTQ AAPI communities at the local, state, and national levels. Discover impactful grant-making practices through an equity lens. Leave with a better understanding of the LGBTQ AAPI movement and current funding trends, gaps, and opportunities.
Surina Khan, Women’s Foundation California CEO
Peggy Saika, Former Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy President & CEO
Lyle Matthew Kan, Funders for LGBTQ Issues Director of Research and Communications
Alejandra Martínez, Borealis Philanthropy Program Officer
Moderated by Glenn D. Magpantay, NQAPIA Executive Director
Brunch to be provided.
The panel discussion is strategically scheduled at the same place and during NQAPIA’s national conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and activists at the Hilton Chinatown in San Francisco on July 26-29, 2018. The last such briefing was held in Chicago in 2015.
RSVP to this event at the following link : https://ncg.org/events/funding-intersection-state-philanthropy-lgbtq-aapi-communities
This event will take place at the EPIP National Conference in Detroit July 30th - August 1st. You must be registered for the conference to attend. Transgender women
This event will take place at the EPIP National Conference in Detroit July 30th – August 1st. You must be registered for the conference to attend.
Transgender women and gender non-conforming (GNC) sex workers of color face extraordinary levels of violence and marginalization, borne from intersecting forces of sexism, racism and transphobia. Despite this, they are often excluded from conversations among funders because their experiences and politics are deemed unpalatable to cisgender audiences. Nonetheless, they are implementing their own strategies to support and protect each other, largely without support from foundations. This session will educate grantmakers on innovative ways to partner with and support frontline leaders of color from the trans women and GNC sex worker communities. This session is co-sponsored by the Pride Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
Click here for registration information for the EPIP National Conference.
Bré Anne Campbell
Isyss Agaiotupu Honnen, TRANSform Washington Community Engagement Coordinator, Pride Foundation Finance Associate
Monica Renee Jones, Founder, The Outlaw Project
Premier Sponsors: Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund | Jim Johnson and Paul Hokemeyer | Partner Sponsors: Amalgamated Bank | FMA - Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits | Gill
Premier Sponsors: Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund | Jim Johnson and Paul Hokemeyer |
Partner Sponsors: Amalgamated Bank | FMA – Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits | Gill Foundation | HRC Foundation | Maurizio Morello & Fulton Vittoria LLP | van Ameringen Foundation
Thursday, November 2nd from 4pm-7pm
(Awards Ceremony to Begin at 4:15pm)
The Flatiron Room
37 W 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Marco Antonio Quiroga with the Reed Erickson Trailblazing Leadership Award for his work at the Contigo Fund, leading a philanthropic response to the Pulse massacre that is driven by – and builds – the leadership of LGBTQ Latinx communities and other communities of color.
Laughing Gull Foundation with the Out in the South Leadership Award for its thought leadership and impactful grantmaking bringing more resources to LGBTQ Southern communities.
Henry van Ameringen with the Paul Rapoport Award for Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy for his decades of philanthropic giving to LGBTQ communities, including early leadership responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and long history of funding for LGBTQ communities of color.
The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund with the Out for Impact Award for its significant commitment to LGBTQ issues over the course of almost two decades, which was one of the first and most significant investors in the movement for marriage equality and has continued to be a leading funder of LGBTQ rights since the marriage victory.
The Trans Justice Funding Project with the Out for Impact Award for its leadership supporting grassroots trans-led groups across the country, empowering transgender leaders in community-based organizations and in philanthropy, and transforming the conversation around impactful grantmaking in trans communities.
About the Awards & Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ 35th Anniversary
Funders for LGBTQ Issues was founded 35 years ago in 1982 at the annual conference of the National Network of Grantmakers, when a small group of funders met to discuss how philanthropy could better support lesbian and gay issues. Since that pivotal moment, we have come into our own as a fully staffed organization with a committed board of directors and staff, a history of successful initiatives, and an annual convening of grantmakers which has reflected both our growth and the growth of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) philanthropic sector. We are now a network of more than 80 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than one billion dollars annually, including more than $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues. Our mission is to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
For our 35th anniversary, we want to celebrate and acknowledge the philanthropic leadership that has brought LGBTQ funding to this moment. We are thrilled to announce our inaugural 2017 Pride in Philanthropy Awards, celebrating 35 years of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and honoring four individuals and institutions that have led the way in funding the advancement of equality, social justice, and better lives for LGBTQ communities.
J. Bob Alotta, Richard Burns, Jennifer Ching, Karina Claudio Betancourt, Paul Di Donato, Roger Doughty, Rebecca Fox, Carly Hare, Matthew Hart, Kris Hermanns, Surina Khan, Rachel Korberg, Andrew Lane, Rickke Mananzala, Jason McGill, Leticia Peguero, Cindy Rizzo, Michael Seltzer, Mitchell Singer, Kristine Stallone, Alvin Starks, Bia Vieira, Edgar Villanueva, Rye Young
*Still in Formation
A number of sponsorships are available for this event. For information about sponsorships and program ad sales, click here. To secure a sponsorship or place an ad in the program please contact Rebecca Wisotsky at [email protected].
Making a Gift in Honor of the Awardees
If you’d like to make a gift to Funders for LGBTQ Issues in honor of one of the honorees, please do so below!
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to co-sponsor this webinar with the Funders Committee For Civic Participation (FCCP) to share more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census,
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to co-sponsor this webinar with the Funders Committee For Civic Participation (FCCP) to share more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census, and ways your foundation can support “Get Out the Count” activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees.
Join us to learn more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census, and ways your foundation can support “Get Out the Count” activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees.
Funders will learn about:
- Important decision-making points as the Census Bureau finalizes the 2020 census operational plan.
- Key milestones in census preparations and implementation, including when the standards of collection of race and ethnicity data will be released, when local offices will open, and when address canvassing will begin.
- What is already happening on the ground to ensure a fair and accurate census and how that informs your grantmaking timeline
- How philanthropy can play a key role as a census partner and catalyst of statewide get-out-the-count activities
- Effective ways philanthropy can influence the formation of effective and representative complete count committees at the state and local levels
Moderated by Xiomara Corpeno, Groundswell Fund
Steve Choi, New York Immigration Coalition
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Consultant to FCCP Funders Census Initiative
Melina Sanchez, The James Irvine Foundation
Bob Tracy, Minnesota Council of Foundation
Co-sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmaker Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers in Health, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Northwest, United Philanthropy Forum
Funders Committee For Civic Participation (FCCP)
This past September, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with all benefits to be revoked by March 2018. DACA provided nearly
This past September, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with all benefits to be revoked by March 2018. DACA provided nearly 800,000 immigrants with the opportunity to live, work, and thrive in their communities without fear of deportation. DACA’s cancellation will deeply disrupt the lives of the DACAmented immigrants and their families and reaches into many diverse communities. Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, and LGBTQ immigrants are among the least-visible DACAmented individuals, and often lack both access to services and community support. Over 16,000 AAPI immigrants and an estimated 12,000 Black immigrants received protection under DACA before its termination, as did nearly half of the estimated 75,000 eligible LGBTQ undocumented immigrants. The end of DACA will have ripple effects across these immigrant communities nationwide, as a legislative solution such as a DREAM Act has yet to be realized.
We are pleased to co-sponsor this webinar to learn from organizations working closely with the AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ immigrant communities as well as from philanthropic leaders with national, state, and local funding strategies and insights for supporting DACAmented immigrants and their families. Participants will:
- Hear an update on DACA within the context of the larger political climate and immigration context, with a particular focus on the AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ community;
- Understand immediate and long-term needs, challenges, and opportunities related to diverse DACAmented individuals and their families; and
- Learn about key funding strategies at the local, state, and national level to reach and support AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ DACAmented individuals
- Aarti Kohli, Executive Director, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus)
- Jonathan Jayes-Green, Co-Founder, UndocuBlack Network
- Julia Yang-Winkenbach, US Program Associate, Unbound Philanthropy
- Allie Larson, Program Manager, Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Additional speakers will be announced
The CHANGE Philanthropy 2017 Unity Summit: Investing in Movements for Equity will take place September 17 – 20, 2017 at the
The UNITY Summit will bring together over 500 partner members and sector allies which represent diverse idealities and lived experiences to explore and examine philanthropic equity strategies. 2017 Unity Summit: Investing in Movements for Equity will highlight how philanthropy can align its investments along the themes of Resistance, Protection, and Empowerment.
THE SUMMIT PARTNERSHIP GOALS WILL BE TO:
- To highlight integration of diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice.
- To amplify equitable philanthropic practices that address structural and institutional change.
- To magnify community priorities of our partners with an intersectional approach.
Learn more about the Summit and register here.
We also invite you to Join the movement for advancing philanthropic equity by increasing the investment of social and financial resources in policies, practices, and actions that produce access, power, and outcomes for all communities. Learn more about the #Unite4Equity Campaign and consider taking the equity assessment.
14jun(jun 14)10:00 am15(jun 15)6:00 pmOrlando Strong: One Year Later Funders Symposium10:00 am - 6:00 pm (15) Sponsored By: : City of Orlando, Contigo Fund, Central Florida Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Orlando Strong: One Year Later Funders Symposium will bring together national and local philanthropic leaders to share lessons learned from the response to the pulse tragedy on June 12, 2016.
Orlando Strong: One Year Later Funders Symposium will bring together national and local philanthropic leaders to share lessons learned from the response to the pulse tragedy on June 12, 2016. Visit the Contigo Fund website for more information and registration information.
City of Orlando, Contigo Fund, Central Florida Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
In the wake of marriage equality, many expected the significant backlash against LGBTQ people that is now occurring. One strategy opponents of LGBTQ equality have been focusing on is “bathroom
In the wake of marriage equality, many expected the significant backlash against LGBTQ people that is now occurring. One strategy opponents of LGBTQ equality have been focusing on is “bathroom bills.” Ballot initiatives or legislation that specifically target transgender and gender diverse people in places of public accommodation under the guise of safety and protection.
Washington State may be facing a well-funded ballot initiative in this fall. Massachusetts has an initiative that will be on the ballot in 2018.
While this strategy may seem narrow in scope, the impact for LGBTQ people across the country is potentially profound. If opponents of equality are successful in their anti-trans state-based efforts, we should expect it to embolden opponents of LGBTQ equality to pursue even more extreme efforts to rollback all kinds protections benefiting LGBTQ people.
As a funder, you may have questions about how you can help.
Join us on June 28th to hear from advocates, funders, and researchers about how they are working to shift the public dialogue about transgender people and prevent a rollback of LGBTQ rights.
This attack on LGBTQ people is occurring quietly, but strategically. These efforts are well-funded by anti-LGBTQ groups. Early efforts to effectively counter attempts to rollback LGBTQ rights will be critical to ensure that significant ground is not lost in the fight for LGBTQ equality.
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Freedom for All Americans, Pride Foundation, and Transgender Law Center for a webinar to learn more about the “bathroom bills,” the response from the LGBTQ movement, and the role funders can play.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Whether you are a grantmaker funding or interested in LGBTQ issues, an LGBTQ grantmaker looking for friends, or just a proud ally to LGBTQ communities, Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites
Whether you are a grantmaker funding or interested in LGBTQ issues, an LGBTQ grantmaker looking for friends, or just a proud ally to LGBTQ communities, Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites you to join them for complimentary drinks and light fare. Come hear about emerging trends in LGBTQ philanthropy and get an update on the pressing issues affecting LGBTQ communities in a post-marriage equality environment. Get caught up with old friends and make new ones!
Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Council on Foundations
As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing
As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing with the coalition partners of CHANGE Philanthropy who help funders build and strengthen bridges with marginalized communities. Hear:
- Insights and updates on how the current climate is affecting communities of color, LGBTQ communities, women, young people, and a range of social justice issues;
- Thoughts on how philanthropy is responding and what more is needed; and
- Guidance on what you can do to support people/communities within your institution and beyond, regardless of how much formal power you have at work.
Carly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton) strives to live a commitment to advancing equity and community engagement through her professional and personal life. Carly serves as the Coalition Catalyst/National Director of CHANGE Philanthropy. Carly lead Native Americans in Philanthropy as its Executive Director from 2010-2015 after five years of membership, and serving on the NAP Board of Directors. Carly held the position of the Director of Development for the Native American Rights Fund from 2009-2010. She served as Director of Programs for The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County for five years.Carly is currently the Board of Trustees Chair of the Common Counsel Foundation and Treasurer of the Highlander Research and Education Center Board of Directors. Carly has served on planning committees and presented at over 30 conferences at the intersection of equity and philanthropy. She is a proud daughter, sister, auntie, ally, friend and equity advocate. Carly’s Pawnee name is <i kita u hoo <i ]a hiks which translates into kind leader of men.
Ben Francisco Maulbeck has more than a decade of experience as a leader for LGBT rights, racial equity and social change. He has an exceptional track record of building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and leaders, raising money for underserved communities and developing and implementing innovative grantmaking initiatives.
From 2007 through 2012, Maulbeck worked at Hispanics in Philanthropy (“HIP”) in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as Vice President. During his time at HIP, he played a leadership role in launching several new programs and initiatives, including a national Latino aging initiative and a funding collaborative to strengthen education nonprofits in Puerto Rico. He also oversaw the continued success of the Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, a multimillion-dollar initiative to build the capacity of Latino-led nonprofits, and spearheaded a roundtable of more than 50 philanthropic leaders on LGBT Latino movement-building.
Prior to his service at HIP, Maulbeck served as the director of programs for the William Way LGBT Community Center and as a program associate at The Philadelphia Foundation. He also has significant experience providing independent consulting services to nonprofits and funders, specializing in grantmaking, fundraising, and organizational development.
Maulbeck earned a bachelor of arts at Swarthmore College and a master of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2004 he organized and co-chaired the Harvard University LGBT policy and law conference, with the theme “Gay Rights as Human Rights,” exploring LGBT rights globally. His volunteer service has included the leadership of the boards of the Gay & Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (“GALAEI”) and the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (“CHAMP”), steering both organizations through periods of executive transition.
In his spare time, Maulbeck writes fiction under the name Ben Francisco, with stories published in Best Gay Stories 2012, Realms of Fantasy and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction.
HIP’s resident storyteller, Katherine writes, edits, and collects stories about social impact throughout Latin America to give voice to underrepresented people and encourage increased philanthropic investment in Latino communities.Before joining HIP, Katherine was a writer, editor, and project manager at an emerging markets risk consultancy in New York City. She also previously worked at the Food Bank for New York City, where she raised awareness about food poverty and advocated for nutrition education programs for low-income students.In her free time, Katherine loves exploring California’s natural wonders, cooking creative feasts, breathing and stretching in yoga and meditation, and reading books so good she misses her BART stop.
Huong Nguyen-Yap, Membership Program Manager, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Huong received her MSW from San Jose State University and her BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2012, she became a certified yoga instructor.
Janay Richmond, Manager, Nonprofit Membership and Engagement, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
Please join us for a funder conversation with national, regional, and local leaders about the LGBT landscape in 2017. Moderated by Vincent Jones, Co-Chair of Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy, our
Please join us for a funder conversation with national, regional, and local leaders about the LGBT landscape in 2017.
Moderated by Vincent Jones, Co-Chair of Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy, our panel features a variety of experts in the field:
- Janaya Kahn, Gender Justice LA
- Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Senior Advisor & National LGBT Liasion, AARP
- Brad Sears, Executive Director, Williams Institute
- Rachel Tiven, CEO, Lambda Legal
- Geoffrey Winder, Co-Executive Director, Genders & Sexualities Network
Even before the November election, the LGBT landscape was shifting. With marriage equality legal nationwide, some felt that LGBT equality had been achieved, while others noted the reality on the ground told a different story, particularly given the rise in religious freedom bills which allow discrimination against LGBT individuals.
With the incoming Administration’s pledged support for these types of bills and the new Attorney General’s record on LGBT issues, institutional funders and individual philanthropists are seeking clarification about what’s at stake and what is being done to ensure that equity and equality for the LGBT community are protected.
We hope you can join SCG, the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, David Bohnett Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy, the OUT Fund, and The California Endowment for this robust discussion.
Contact [email protected] to register.
General Sponsors: David Bohnett Foundation and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Participating Sponsors: SCG, Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, OUT Fund, The California Endowment.
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Southern California Grantmakers, and David Bohnett Foundation
22feb1:00 pm3:00 pmReadying Ourselves: The State of LGBTQ Funding in the Age of TrumpGRANTMAKERS ONLY1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST Sponsored By: : Northern California Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Bay Area Justice Funders, and California Criminal Justice Funders
The election of Donald Trump poses unprecedented challenges for all those funding LGBTQ rights and other social justice issues. The new administration is wasting no time taking action on promises
The election of Donald Trump poses unprecedented challenges for all those funding LGBTQ rights and other social justice issues. The new administration is wasting no time taking action on promises made during a divisive campaign that threaten the safety and livelihoods of many in our communities. As we brace for upcoming action on immigration, healthcare, civil rights issues, and more, it is more critical than ever that grantmakers committed to civil rights and social justice join together in conversation and collaboration.
Northern California Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Bay Area Justice Funders, and California Criminal Justice Funders invite funders to participate in a briefing on the state of LGBTQ funding. Speakers will share updates from the movement, explore national funding trends, and dive into local funding landscapes while considering how funders can respond to attacks on LGBTQ rights. The briefing will touch on issues most pressing in the face of this new administration, including criminalization, immigration, and religious exemptions.
Roger Doughty is President of the Horizons Foundation. He has been an activist and leader in the LGBT movement for more than 25 years, and has led Horizons Foundation since 2002. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as the Executive Director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest’s largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization.
During his tenure, Roger led that organization’s expansion into the Chicago LGBT Community Center, known as the Center on Halsted. Before moving to Chicago, he was the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where he oversaw the Center’s 40-plus programs and services. Roger’s San Francisco background includes his tenure in the law firm of Heller Ehrman, where he specialized in refugee, immigration, and asylum cases involving people fleeing from gender and sexual orientation-related discrimination.
Roger also has served as president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance in Washington, D.C., and was Associate Director of the Coro Foundation. He serves on the boards of Northern California Grantmakers and the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). Roger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Surina Khan is CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. For more than two decades, Surina has been a leader in the philanthropic and non-profit social justice sector starting with local community-based publishing in New England and then shifting to national and global work on an array of social justice issues including women’s rights, LGBT rights, human rights and more.
Before being appointed CEO in 2014, Surina served as a Director in the Democracy Rights and Justice Program at the Ford Foundation where she shaped more than $30 million in annual grantmaking around the world to expand rights for women, LGBT people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and in the area of strengthening democratic participation and governance.
Before joining Ford in 2011, Surina spent six years at the Women’s Foundation of California, serving as Vice President of Programs and providing strategic direction for grant making, strengthening the organizational effectiveness of social justice organizations and overseeing the Women’s Policy Institute, a policy advocacy training program for community-based leaders.
She previously served as executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, where she worked to advance the human rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Earlier in her career, Surina was a research analyst for Political Research Associates, conducting groundbreaking research on the Right’s attacks on women and LGBT people.
She currently serves on the Boards of Alliance for Justice, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and OutRight Action International (formerly the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission). Surina is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Campaign for College Opportunity, the Ambassador Council for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and a member of the Public Policy Committee for Southern California Grantmakers. She previously served on the boards of directors with numerous organizations including Funders for Population, Reproductive Health and Rights and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Her writing and research have been published widely in print and online publications.
Kristina Wertz joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as Director of Engagement in 2013. Kristina oversees the organization’s programmatic efforts to increase the scale and impact of funding for LGBTQ communities through convenings and collective action. Kristina has a deep commitment to social justice with over a decade of experience advocating for LGBTQ communities as an attorney and policy advocate. Her track record includes litigating a number of groundbreaking transgender rights cases and expanding legislative protections for transgender and gender nonconforming people. Most recently, as Director of Policy and Programs and Legal Director at the Transgender Law Center, Kristina lead multidisciplinary litigation, advocacy, and movement building programs.
In 2011, Kristina was named on the National LGBT Bar Association’s inaugural list of “Top Lawyers Under 40.” She is a graduate of NYU and Brooklyn Law School. A proud San Francisco native, Kristina is adjusting to country life in upstate New York with her partner and daughter.
Ginna Brelsford is co-executive director of the GSA Network. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Ginna is a highly qualified administrator with progressive leadership experience, who managed GSA Network’s finance and operations as Finance and Administrative Director before becoming Co-Executive Director. Ginna joined GSA Network’s staff in 2011 where she has served as a member of the Executive and Management Teams. A graduate of Smith College, Ginna has over 10 years of nonprofit financial and operations experience having previously been employed at MassEquality, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. In her tenure at GSA Network, Ginna has overseen organizational human resources and operational needs in a rapid expansion of staff and infrastructure, including expansion to another state. Ginna became Co-Executive Director in 2015 and is also an Arcus Foundation Leadership Fellow. When not at GSA Network, Ginna enjoys traveling around California’s wine country with her wife, Jill.
Open to NCG members and members of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Bay Area Justice Funders and CA Criminal Justice Funders. If you are a NCG member, please log in to register. If you are not a NCG member, please email [email protected] to register
Northern California Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Bay Area Justice Funders, and California Criminal Justice Funders
Join Us! Join your philanthropy crew at the 111 Minna Gallery for the most fun to be had this side of Mardi Gras at our annual holiday party. Get down and
Join your philanthropy crew at the 111 Minna Gallery for the most fun to be had this side of Mardi Gras at our annual holiday party. Get down and celebrate the year’s accomplishments with art, music, a photo booth, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
Northern California Grantmaker members and philanthropy peers who love a good party.
Raise a Toast with our Holiday Cheer Hosts:
Pamela David, Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Sara Davis*, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Roger Doughty*, Horizons Foundation
Jeff Malloy*, Heising-Simons Foundation
Sandra Nathan*, AIDS Emergency Fund
Diane Parnes*, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
Lateefah Simon, Akonadi Foundation
Brenda Solorzano*, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Bob Uyeki, Y&H Soda Foundation
*NCG Board Member
Thank you to our co-sponsors:
NCG is coming together again with Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Asset Funders Network, Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy, Bay Area Justice Funders Network, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Neighborhood Funders Group.
16dec11:00 am12:30 pmMoving the South Forward in the New Reality: A Post-Election Funder BriefingGRANTMAKERS ONLY11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST Sponsored By: : Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers for Southern Progress, and The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
If you care about Southern communities, we are certain that you've been looking for ways to make sense of the election results and find ways to continue to support Southern
If you care about Southern communities, we are certain that you’ve been looking for ways to make sense of the election results and find ways to continue to support Southern people and places. Join us for a conference call next week to hear from Southern leaders about the importance of supporting social justice work in the South during this new chapter of our work.
Grantmakers for Southern Progress, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are co-hosting a conference call for funders to explore the impact of this year’s election results in Southern communities.
We have asked leaders and practitioners from throughout the region to offer their perspectives about implications for progressive work in the South. As we know, Southern communities have been navigating challenging political climates for decades. Speakers will offer their insights about the challenges and opportunities of the current national narrative about what happened in the South and what is needed as we move forward.
We’ve invited partners throughout the region to provide a multi-state analysis using election data; explore key learnings from civic engagement efforts in North Carolina and Georgia, and provide an emerging analysis on the impact of the election on social justice efforts that aim to support LGBTQ, people of color and immigrant communities in the South. We will also explore what we know about the impacts of the new administration’s first 100-day agenda on policies essential to health, well-being and human rights in the region.
Justin Maxson, Executive Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, will moderate the conversation and offer context for working in Southern communities.
Speakers will include:
- Chris Kromm, Executive Director, Institute for Southern Studies
- Page Gleason, Executive Director, Pro-Georgia
- Erin Byrd, Executive Director, Blueprint NC
- Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
- Monica Hernandez, Executive Director, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers for Southern Progress, and The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
29nov2:00 pm3:30 amABFE Special Webinar: Gender Norms & Black Youth: Reconnecting Race, Class AND GenderGRANTMAKERS ONLY2:00 pm - 3:30 am EST Sponsored By: : ABFE, True Child, Frontline Solutions, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Rigid gender norms have immense raced and classed impacts on youth of color. In fact, gender affects almost every problem funders address. Yet, while some funders are solidly grounded in
Rigid gender norms have immense raced and classed impacts on youth of color. In fact, gender affects almost every problem funders address. Yet, while some funders are solidly grounded in racial and economic justice, few do innovative work or challenge their grantees to do so when it comes to gender. Studies clearly show that young Black men and women who internalized rigid ideals for masculinity and femininity have lower life outcomes in areas like health and education. On the flip side, those who don’t conform to gender norms – who are gay or trans –face their own adverse life impacts from rigid gender expectations.
This session will help participants reconnect race, class, and gender. Participants will learn how gender norms have specific impacts on life outcomes among youth of color. Concrete examples will be provided on integrating a gender lens into “intersectional” giving. No prior knowledge necessary, but reports will be shared to provide context.
The recent, critically acclaimed movie, <a href=”http://moonlight-movie.com/”>Moonlight</a>, tells a powerful narrative of some Black males becoming men. It has struck a chord with many of those who have seen it. If you can, see the film, before the webinar, as it’s in theaters now.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Know and understand basic gender associated terminology
- Understand the basic concepts of gender transformative giving
- Know how gender norms impact Black and other youth of color, and how to integrate this into an intersectional approach to gender
ABFE, True Child, Frontline Solutions, Funders for LGBTQ Issues