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Investing in the Community: New Orleans Renewal after Hurricane KatrinaThursday, March 18, 201012:00pm - 1:30pmLocation TBDIn 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 WillgerodtExecutive DirectorProspect Hill FoundationAffiliation: Co-founder, Advisory CommitteeStephen BradberryLouisiana ACORNAffiliation: Current Member, Advisory CommitteeAngela Winfrey-BowmanPeople’s Institute for Survival & BeyondAffiliation: Current Member, Advisory Committee
Advocating for the Community through Identity-Based Grantmaking:A Case Study on Funding Immigration Issues
Monday, April 5, 201012 – 1:30pmLocation: Philanthropy NW Conference RoomThis 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 SiskelDirector, Social Justice Philanthropy, Ford FoundationTaryn HigashiExecutive Director, Unbound Philanthropy, Former Deputy Director, Human Rights, Ford FoundationSarah RiosDirector, Human Rights Unit, Ford FoundationMary McClymontExecutive Director, Global Rights, Former Vice President, Peace and Social Justice, Ford FoundationMaria Teresa RojasSenior Manager, Equality and Opportunity Fund, US Programs, Open Society Institute