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Posted on March 23, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Lisa Pilar Cowan, vice president of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, shared recently how the foundation has started to take action in light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus "to reflect where we are – off a cliff."

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"As a woman of color leading a nonprofit, I am no stranger to mansplaining," shares Sarah Iddrissu, executive director of E4E-Boston, in an article in Educators for Excellence that stresses that nonprofits need women of color in leadership and the need to disrupt the structural barriers to their advancement.

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

COVID-19 is hitting investment portfolios with "a series of plunges in asset values not seen since the market meltdown of 2008," Debra Moniz, director of administration and finance at the Cedar Tree Foundation, writes in Exponent Philanthropy.

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” a bill that "has strong implications for the artist residency network," as the Alliance of Artists Communities noted recently.

Posted on March 12, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In moments when the COVID-19 virus is part of our daily conversations, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), launched recently a new program for emergency medical grants, artnet reported.

Posted on March 11, 2020 by admin

Grantmakers in the Arts is sharing resources and guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees by treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Under New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the city's first black woman mayor, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. (NOTMC), hopes it will be able to provide grants to cultural organizations, reported recently.

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Aligning practice with values: that idea lead the way as the Meyer Foundation redesigned its grants process to be more equitable and inclusive.

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Corporate leaders would be better served if they stopped trying to justify diversity with profit margins and stock charts—a mentality that can ultimately hurt the very groups these policies are meant to help (more on that in a moment)—and instead embrace diversity because it is the right thing to do."

Posted on March 2, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ahead of the 2020 election, as LA Weekly reported, the organization For Freedoms -originally founded as an “arts-centric super PAC” in 2016 by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman- is launching its first For Freedoms Congress (FFCon), a series of discussions and events "bringing together activists, artists and everyday citizens to not only talk about the issues affecting them, but to actually strategize collective action."