Power in Letting Go: How Participatory Grantmakers Are Democratizing Philanthropy

Power in Letting Go: How Participatory Grantmakers Are Democratizing Philanthropy

For years, a small band of grantmakers has seen the power in asking people closest to the problems to make funding decisions. New research suggests participatory grantmaking is gaining traction, and holds potential solutions to deep problems in philanthropy.

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Inside the Libra Foundation: How a Branch of the Pritzker Family Backs Movement Building

Inside the Libra Foundation: How a Branch of the Pritzker Family Backs Movement Building

Its assets may come from one of the nation’s wealthiest families, but the Libra Foundation takes empowering the grassroots seriously, and it’s stepping up its work with new staff and strategies.

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Donor Organizers: Behind an Inclusive New Approach to Social Justice Funding

Donor Organizers: Behind an Inclusive New Approach to Social Justice Funding

The Giving Project is energizing diverse small donors who are not well-represented in philanthropy. And it’s moving money to the kind of community-led organizing work that’s underfunded by larger foundations.

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Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

In a new five-year plan, the Ms. Foundation for Women aims to invest $25 million in organizations led by and for women of color. It is also launching a 501(c)(4) to help amplify this group’s political reach and power.

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Think Systemically, Act Locally: Who's Backing This Push to Build Community Wealth?

Think Systemically, Act Locally: Who's Backing This Push to Build Community Wealth?

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) believes that supporting fair local economies means questioning the larger status quo. Which funders are behind its approach? 

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