Mar 8, 2010

EPIP Member Briefings - March 18 and April 5

Dues-paying EPIP members in Seattle are invited to convene for an upcoming member-briefing from EPIP National. Please bring your lunch as we tune into the conference call via speaker phone!

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Investing in the Community: New Orleans Renewal after Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, March 18, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location TBD

In conjunction with the Katrina @ Five Conference, New Orleans, March 22-24, 2010, of which EPIP is a partner. Developing out of the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health internalized the meaning of social justice philanthropy by creating an advisory group of individuals from the Gulf Coast region to serve as the fund’s primary decision-making vehicle. Reaching out to communities otherwise marginalized by the country’s broader philanthropic community, the Fund continues to engage community members in all of its grantmaking practices and in doing so, hopes to break down a history of regional discrimination and inequality.

Penny Fujiko Willgerodt
Executive Director
Prospect Hill Foundation
Affiliation: Co-founder, Advisory Committee

Stephen Bradberry
Louisiana ACORN
Affiliation: Current Member, Advisory Committee

Angela Winfrey-Bowman
People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
Affiliation: Current Member, Advisory Committee

Advocating for the Community through Identity-Based Grantmaking:
A Case Study on Funding Immigration Issues

Monday, April 5, 2010
12 – 1:30pm
Location: Philanthropy NW Conference Room

This call will explore how the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Institute invested new resources during the 1980s and 90s in order to create and expand new social justice programs for immigrant communities in the United States. Reacting to internal leadership transitions, and federal welfare and immigration reform, current and former leaders of Ford and OSI will speak about the strategies that they used to create new identity-based grantmaking programs in the midst of political debate and national controversy.

Suzanne Siskel
Director, Social Justice Philanthropy, Ford Foundation
Taryn Higashi
Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy, Former Deputy Director, Human Rights, Ford Foundation
Sarah Rios
Director, Human Rights Unit, Ford Foundation
Mary McClymont
Executive Director, Global Rights, Former Vice President, Peace and Social Justice, Ford Foundation
Maria Teresa Rojas
Senior Manager, Equality and Opportunity Fund, US Programs, Open Society Institute

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