Power Sharing Among Grantees and Funders Materials Available from FCCP

GCRI partner, Funders Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP), recently hosted a webinar on Power Sharing as part of their Summer Equity and Power Sharing series. Slides and a recording of the program are now available. Thanks to FCCP for making this available to the Forum network, and thanks to Lori Villarosa of Philanthropic Initiative for…

A Call for Philanthropy to Help Meet Unprecedented Challenges Facing the 2020 Census

United Philanthropy Forum’s President & CEO David Biemesderfer penned a recent blog, A Call for Philanthropy to Help Meet Unprecedented Challenges Facing the 2020 Census. In it, he amplifies the joint message regarding the need for census funding from philanthropy from the Ford, JPB, Kellogg, and Open Society Foundations, who recently committed $20 million. Biemesderfer writes: “No matter what…

HarborOne Announces $75,000 in Grants

HarborOne Foundation recently announced $75,000 in grants to organizations in Rhode Island. Said James Blake, CEO of HarborOne, “The work of these nonprofit organizations contributes greatly to the vibrancy and health of the local community. Investing in organizations that create educational opportunity, improve access to affordable housing and provide basic needs to our most vulnerable…

Centreville Bank Awards $180,000 in Grants

GCRI member Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $181,900 in grants to eight Rhode Island organizations with missions ranging from social services to education to environmental protection. Recipients included Child & Family Services in Middletown for the Bridges to Success Independent LIving Program; Friends Way for bereavement support and operational support; Comprehensive Community Action Program in…

Resources for Educational Equity

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend this morning’s session on Education Disparities.  It was a compelling conversation about equity in both education and philanthropy.  If you would like to listen to the audio of the session, please contact Nancy at Nancy.wolanski@uwri.org. Panelists were Marcela Betancur, Latino Policy Institute; Elizabeth Burke Bryant,…

Mission Investors Exchange Mission Investing Institute Discount for GCRI Members

Mission Investing Institute New York, March 26-28 The 2 ½ day training will be held at Ford Foundation’s Center for Social Justice on E 43rd Street, covering the essentials of impact investing.  The Institute is for staff of foundations or other philanthropic asset owners who are new to the field — whether they’re starting a program from scratch…