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Ableism: a social attitude that having a disability makes someone a less valued member of society. It assumes that the ways able–bodied people live are the best ways to live. In addition to grantmaking, advocacy funders play a critical role in advancing social justice: agenda-setting and shifting narratives. But while more and more disabled people are being included in philanthropy, funders often overlook ableism as an area of structural discrimination, even here in the Bay Area where disability civil rights were born. Because many funders' understanding of ableism continues...
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Resources for Foundation Endowments...Activate!

Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations making bold shifts to their grantmaking. Yet funders committed to justice recognize that grant dollars alone are not enough to manifest the kind of transformation needed to create a better future for people experiencing systemic oppression. In recent years, the philanthropic field has begun to reckon with the reality that most foundations’ endowments are invested in ways that are out of alignment with their values, exacerbating the very problems that their grant dollars...
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Resources from What's on the Horizon for Health Equity in 2020?

The Bay Area Health Funders Group, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and the California HealthCare Foundation hosted an in-depth discussion of the progress we’ve made on health equity policy priorities in 2019, what’s on the horizon for 2020, and how to help communities prepare for the many changes taking place. They explored how philanthropy can respond, and what role it can play in supporting positive policy change.
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Resources for Funding Hate: A Philanthropist's Guide to Prevention

Philanthropy supports community and policy partners to change hearts and minds and improve quality of life. The solutions funded can be as diverse as the people innovating them, so a critical step in grantmaking is gaining an understanding of the values and belief systems driving an organization’s work. In a world where a nonprofit “elevator pitch” has become as honed as a startup, due diligence must go beyond verifying tax status to include scrutiny, policies and procedures that screen out hate groups. In particular, we must understand how white nationalist ideology paints itself in terms of...

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