Funders Taking Action

October 21, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Mosaic Network and Fund Funder Learning Intensive 2021-2022, a one-year online learning intensive aimed at supporting a cohort of up to 100 New York City-based arts funders in their efforts to normalize racial justice concepts and implement racial equity practices at their organizations, is seeking participants.

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April 12, 2021 by admin

GIA recently sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to urge the Department of Education to include in its Volume 2 Roadmap to Reopening handbook guidance further clarifying the importance of providing access to the arts for low-income children and children of color with the same quality and rigor as their more advantaged peers.

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September 21, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"When it comes to racial bias, you either participate in it actively or through silence, or you use your power and privilege to dismantle it. Each day you make this choice – when you serve as a juror, when you call the police or see someone else call and when and for whom you vote. If oppression happens, then we are allowing it to happen and we are all in the position to stop it."

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June 16, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"This time, our sector must make a long-term commitment to fund grassroots organizations working to end anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence," details a recent statement from Borealis Philanthropy responding to the urgent conversations around anti-Black racism and police brutality.

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June 11, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Urgent times call for urgent responses. The Covid-19 pandemic along with what many have called out as a "racism pandemic" led the Ford Foundation to announce it will spend beyond the 5% minimum required from their endowment during this unparalleled moment.

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May 21, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A group of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders is asking Congress to increase the mandatory payout rate for private foundations and donor-advised funds (DAFs) to 10 percent, to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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."

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January 6, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a video series "Further Together: Helping artists thrive," the Kenneth Rainin Foundation moves forward equity conversations for a better philanthropic field as it asked its leaders to look to the future.

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July 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

After funding loss, the Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday July 15.  In a recent communication, Grantmakers in the Arts expressed its support of Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and encouraged the state legislature and Governor’s office to restore the agency at prior funding levels in FY 2021. With … Continue reading Grantmakers in the Arts’ Response to Alaska Arts Council Funding Veto

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April 12, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent letter, the board of directors of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) requested that Congress support appropriations of $167.50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) respectively, as well as $262 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and $480 million for the … Continue reading GIA Board Responds to the Trump Administration Budget Proposal Cuts for FY 2020

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