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Strategies to Increase Equity in Grantmaking & Empowerment

Tuesday, October 14, 11:10am – 12:40pm


Organized and moderated by Aaron Dworkin, Founder & President, The Sphinx Organization.

Presented by Maurine Knighton, Senior Vice President, Grantmaking, Nathan Cummings Foundation; Justin Laing, Senior Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments; and Roberta Uno, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation.

There is significant disparity of equity in grantmaking to underserved communities as well as to smaller organizations. We will share an initial list of key strategies to address equitable funding based on our experiences of successes and best practices as well as challenges and opportunities. Then together we will have an engaged discussion through which we all raise and incorporate additional strategies. The ultimate list will be posted on Facebook to incorporate broader discussion and encourage additional comments and ideas.