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How Can Capacity Building Be Used to Respond to Challenges in Border Regions? Philanthropy California + GEO Member Call

Monday, January 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am PST
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The goal of this event is to inspire conversations around equitable grantmaking strategies for funding groups that support immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and their communities. Join your peers in an interactive discussion on strategies, examples, and questions. You will hear from smaller grassroots groups, as well as grantmakers focused on domestic and international causes.

Discussion topics

  • Defining equitable capacity-building strategies and how it applies to your work.
  • Addressing urgent needs vs. long-term capacity to sustain crisis funding over time.
  • When applying a racial equity lens to grantmaking, what ideas have been tried and what challenges have been confronted.
  • What equity looks like when funding outside the United States versus funding with an equity lens in the United States.


Eliza Brennan, Program Officer, International Community Foundation

Eliza leads ICF’s Education portfolio with the goal of expanding educational opportunities for vulnerable children in Mexico and other regions of Latin America to succeed in school, careers and life. She also oversees ICF’s programmatic work in Guatemala and a small, but growing portfolio of grants to promote and increase access to the arts. 


Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

As president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), she leads an influential national organization that has catalyzed and leveraged hundreds of millions in philanthropic funding to protect the rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers—and cultivate their inclusion and contributions to our society. 



Target Audience

This webinar is open to members of Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. 




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