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I recently had a new head shot taken. It’s been close to 10 years since I last had a professional photograph taken of me, and well: I look a bit different. I now have an additional line or two across my forehead and my hair is sprouting a few more grays.
Amidst the daily stream of challenging news and events, this month’s list of social justice articles will provide glimpses of change, hope, and understanding. We also have a bonus article/trailer about a docuseries to spark dialogue and action.
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations released a report documenting over a billion dollars directed from philanthropy to anti-Muslim hate groups between 2014 and 2016, the most recent period for which publicly accessible data is available. The report is directed to mainstream philanthropy and provides a map for foundations to identify whether their funding directly or indirectly supports anti-Muslim advocacy groups. As NPR reports, the group is calling upon the sector for more accountability and oversight.
It takes a lot of time to put together a day-long conference. We think about that when we consider the other things we will not be able to do, or will have to do later.
NCG member the Stuart Foundation has named its new President. Congratulations to Sophie Fanelli!
The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is pleased to share our first-of-its-kind report Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.
NCG member the John and Wauna Harman Foundation has appointed Julie Boudreau as its new New Executive Director. Welcome to the NCG community!
NCG member The Stupski Foundation announced that it hired Elvin Padilla and Jennifer Nguyen to help the Foundation launch its spenddown strategies. Elvin joins the team as the Foundation’s director of Food Security and Jennifer as the director of Postsecondary Success.
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change.
It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question.