What Real Change Looks Like: Diverse Expression and Philanthropic Cultural Competency

Tuesday, October 16, 9:30am – 11:00am


Organized by Jonathon Freeman, program director, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development; Ted Russell, senior program officer, The James Irvine Foundation.

In this interactive session, participants will help unpack and explore deeper grantmaking that honors the diversity within the communities philanthropy serves. With many philanthropic organizations trying to increase the racial and gender diversity of their staff and leadership, do the types of art projects they fund indicate that they also value an inclusive range of cultural and art expressions? This session will look at how foundations can begin to look at the issue of demographic change as an opportunity to broaden their definition of art, taking into account the culturally diverse arts already present in the communities they serve.