Monthly Archives:: September 2017

Affinity Group Spotlight: CHANGE Philanthropy

Information taken from changephilanthropy.org “CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition. Coming together, our seven core partners are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice, transforming the sector’s culture to be one that embraces equity. “What makes CHANGE Philanthropy unique...

Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour, November 1-3, hosted by Blue Mountain Community Foundation & The Sherwood Trust

Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting a tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon on November 1-3, 2017. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future...

Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis

A new report from Grantmakers In Aging highlights the opioid abuse epidemic within the context of elders living in rural parts of the country. This report is the second in a series on rural aging. Read the full press release here.  This report reflects our commitment to increasing investments in rural and tribal communities through elevating these communities’ stories.

Leadership opportunities at GRANTMAKERS

Fall is our season of planning; as we look forward to what 2018 might be, we invite interested members to join a committee; help contribute to and ensure a strong and successful leadership transition for GRANTMAKERS as Joyce White retires and we welcome a new leader.    2018 Conference Committee – As our most broadly-attended event,...

2017 Impact Awards semifinalists selected

Fifty member volunteers participating on five grant review teams reviewed 153 Letters of Intent using ninety-nine girlfriends’ guiding principles, and selected the following 15 organizations as semi-finalists for each category: Arts & Culture; Environment; Health & Wellness; Education; and Family/Human Services. One project from each focus area will be chosen in November to present to the 2017...

Kaiser Permanente to open wellness center at Faubion School and Concordia University

PORTLAND, Ore. – Kaiser Permanente clinicians will provide a full range of primary care and dental services at the Kaiser Permanente 3 to PhD® Wellness Center, a 2,500 sqare-foot wing inside the new Faubion School and Concordia University facility opening this fall 2017. Kaiser Permanente joins Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School, and Trillium Family Services in...

Get ready to give more on September 21, 2017

Vancouver, Wash., August 24, 2017—Southwest Washington’s fourth annual day of online giving is planned for Thursday, September 21. The event, called Give More 24! runs from midnight to midnight and encourages local residents to donate online at give-more-24.org. Those who wish to give during the 24-hour event can choose to support any of the 132 participating...

Two opportunities to learn about how funders can advance equity

This fall, GRANTMAKERS is offering two workshops focused on advancing equity and creating the positive future we all want. On September 28, Shyaam Subramanian of the Alliance for Justice, a Berkeley-trained lawyer and nonprofit advocacy expert, will share with us the rules about advocacy and what foundations are allowed to fund at Investing in Change: Foundation Support for...

A Word of Thanks…

By Joyce White, Executive Director   Many of you know that I lost my daughter this summer.  Amy was a totally healthy young woman when she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer on Memorial Day.  We spent the next 61 days in a constant state of shock as the disease took charge...

Hurricane Irma Disaster Philanthropy Resources

Our colleagues in Florida have created a hub of disaster philanthropy resources for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Visit this page for resources on responding effectively, ways to serve, and ways to give.   You can also review the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Disaster Philanthropy Playbook.