Funding Black-led Groups: Philanthropy, Afrolatinidad & the Fight for Racial Justice

In the midst of a year unlike any in recent history, the dual health and economic crises have brought on-going racial injustices and systemic disparities in the U.S. to the forefront. At the height of the Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020 many organizations made quick statements and pledges for funding. But where is this money really going and how will it change how philanthropy confronts white supremacy and structural racism?

This open conversation touches on how to rethink funding strategies that truly center Black and Afrolatino-led organizations, the idea of expanding and implementing compañerismo, the internal journeys philanthropy must take, and how this intentional practice leads to a deeper and long-term capacity to partner with grassroots BIPOC-serving organizations and movements in order to shift power to communities.

– Kristell Caballero Saucedo, Program Officer for Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund, Borealis Philanthropy
– Jonathan Jayes-Green, Vice President of Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation
– Claribel Vidal, Program Associate, Ford Foundation
– Shawn Escoffery, Executive Director, Roy + Patricia Disney Family Foundation

** Planned in partnership with NCRP **


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