During a time of growing partisanship, polarization, and religious bigotry, this event explored the current fractured state of religious diversity in America and opportunities for action by philanthropy.
Recording of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: African American Cultural Heritage Fund webinar.
How poignant and timely that we gathered with HR professionals from around the country to explore what equity means to our foundations just as our nation is grappling with its own diversity conversation in the backdrop of the recent troubling events in Charlottesville, the latest in an increasingly racially-polarizing environment. In the Charlottesville incident, Heather Heyer was killed after a car plowed into counterprotesters of a white nationalism event.
Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2017 Annual Conference explores how philanthropy plays a role in bridging divides.
Last week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas have made more urgent our need for a national civil discussion about longstanding systemic challenges that deeply divide our communities. The Council on Foundations steadfastly denounces the killing of innocent people, no matter their skin color, political position, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We mourn the lives lost and send our thoughts to their friends and loved ones and to our philanthropic colleagues who serve and lead in the affected communities.
The Council on Foundations and WINGS discussed the relevance of these reports to grantmakers and the Hudson Institute and CIVICUS shared insight around current trends in the regulation of philanthropy and civil society around the world.
The Council on Foundations, nonprofit media organizations, foundations, journalists, academics, and other stakeholders held a conversation about the role of nonprofit media in fostering a vibrant civil society in local communities.