Grantmakers in the Arts

March 19, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"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.

March 18, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

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.

March 16, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

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.

March 12, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

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.

March 11, 2020 by admin in Arts Funders Respond, Philanthropic practice, Articles & News Updates, Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery
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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.

March 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Advocacy and Public Policy

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, nola.com reported recently.

March 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

March 4, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"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."