Moving Towards Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens

Thursday, January 16, 2020 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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Drawing on insights and lessons from decades of work and specifically, in-depth interviews with more than 50 activists and funders, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) will share some key lessons on how foundations can move beyond a racial equity lens to grantmaking with a racial justice lens.

This highly interactive session will explore ways to align your foundation, center power in communities of color including being explicit about tackling anti-Black racism, anticipate and address resistance, manage the tensions of shifting grantmaking, recognizing nuances of identity vs analysis, effectively expand intersectional work, addressing where, or if, White-led organizations fit in racial justice strategy and more. 

Come prepared with both questions and lessons you are learning and willing to share with peers, recognizing that in this evolving work, there are no simple answers - and yet there are many paths that can help guide your journey. 

  • Ways to align your foundation to racial justice values
  • How to anticipate and address resistance internally and externally
  • How to recognize nuances of identity does not equal ideology
  • Mechanisms for stronger culture of accountability 


Designed for

All interested funders


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Check-in

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by January 15th.

PNY Members: To register yourself or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Non-Member Funders: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by whom you were invited. ($150 fee) 

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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