Advancing Racial Equity: the Opportunity for Philanthropy

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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As a nation, we espouse values of equality and justice, and yet, racial inequities currently exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health, regardless of intent or region of the country.  Racial inequities are not random, nor are they natural. Racial inequities were intentionally created and have been maintained, explicitly for centuries and implicitly for 50+ years via policies and practices that perpetuate inequities, even when they are color-blind or race-neutral. Racial inequities will continue unless there are intentional and strategic interventions.  

In this workshop, we will focus on the opportunities for philanthropy to proactively advance racial equity – normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new practices and policies, and organizing to build skills, capacity and partnerships. Across sectors, we are seeing a growing movement of organizations that are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions and working in partnership with the community. 

  • An analysis of racial equity with clear definitions of key terminology
  • Use of a racial equity tool that can be used in routine decision making
  • The importance of organizing for racial equity within your own organization and working in partnership with others


Designed for:

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by September 13th.

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