Oct. 18, 2021 2:21 pm
The uncomfortable truth: Confronting cultural inequities in grantmaking
When the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenberg, NC released its inaugural cultural equity report earlier this year, the reaction from legacy cultural organizations was startling, says guest columnist Krista Terrell.
Sep. 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Pennsylvania Humanities Council is offering up to $20,000 in flexible funding — but you have to act fast
PHC strives to distribute funding equitably across the state and seeks to grow a state-wide network of people and organizations that value and practice the humanities.
Apr. 22, 2021 1:36 pm
Trust-based philanthropy offers us a path to power sharing, beyond the pandemic
"By lifting restrictions on the use of funds and relying on grantees to tell us what they needed, we made seismic shifts in the distribution of power in our sector," says guest columnist Farrah Parkes.
Mar. 17, 2021 4:06 pm
From Nonprofit AF, a tool to make your grantmaking more equitable
If foundations are serious about moving funding to the communities that are most affected by systemic injustice, then their funding philosophies and practices must evolve, says Vu Le in this guest post.
Oct. 9, 2020 9:21 am
Opinion: As grantmakers, it’s our responsibility to address the greatest need
Flexibility, coupled with rapid response, probably was the most important lesson grantmakers learned from the devastating health and economic crisis, says guest columnist Bob Atkins. But it wasn't the only lesson.
Sep. 3, 2020 2:05 pm
Funding the COVID-19 recovery in Philly: Tracing the lessons to date
Perhaps one of the biggest lessons of the coronavirus has been the social and economic fault lines the pandemic has laid bare.
Aug. 31, 2020 9:18 am
Are simplified grant applications here to stay?
After moderating a virtual Funders Forum, columnist Valerie Johnson explores the grant application changes that would make life easier for nonprofits seeking funding.
Aug. 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Despite urgent need, the philanthropic sector is absent from the rental relief funding space
The majority of COVID-19 rental relief funding has come from the federal government’s $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), not grantmakers.
Aug. 7, 2020 9:24 am
Changing metrics for impact
Rapid response, streamlined reporting requirements, unrestricted grants — the COVID-19 crisis has precipitated the emergence of a new donor-grantee business model for Philadelphia-area funders.
Jun. 5, 2020 2:00 pm
Vanessa Briggs: ‘Upstream solutions are key to authentic engagement of our communities’
With all of the philanthropic dollars pouring into communities, what has really changed? asks the Brandywine Health Foundation CEO.