Op-Ed: Philanthropy Must Address Structural Inequities (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. Until foundations address the structural inequities that contribute significantly to human suffering, their own … Jan 9, 2008.
Philanthropy has much to offer in contributing to progress in areas where it’s committed. Making progress in “racial equity” or “social justice” is possible, but difficult. An Effective Communities Project team visited 71 foundations and […]
This paper is the culmination of five years’ work evaluating Ford Foundation’s portfolio of grants, “Community Philanthropy and Racial Equity in the American South.” It is based on reflective, focused, and appreciative conversations with nearly 100 philanthropic organizations operating in both African American and White American settings. […]
How? Grants can be made for the following purposes: Strengthen Organizations and Networks Listening, reflecting, learning – and shaping improved efforts Strengthening personal, leadership and organizational skills Developing organizational vision and priorities for enhancing RE/SJ […]
In his TED talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong,” Dan Pallotta, activist and fundraiser, makes many interesting and provocative points about the dysfunctional nature of our society’s “philanthropic market.” I cheer […]
From a Comment posted to Stanford Social Innovation Review, invited by friend and colleague Dr. David Fetterman. I find it hard to put corporate philanthropy and social justice into the same sentence. Some louts might […]
Good question. And what do “success” and “progress” look like? These are two questions we at Effective Communities pursued over five years, with support from the Ford Foundation. Pathways to Progress: Focusing Philanthropy on Racial […]
Anyone reading my post attempting to define Social Justice might think political philosophers could spend their lives defining the ideal of a perfectly just society without coming to any practical understanding of how to create […]