News From The Community

Karissa Lowe selected for Council of Foundations’ Career Pathways Program

Karissa Lowe of the Meyer Memorial Trust has been selected for the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program, a cohort of 24 promising leaders in philanthropy who will receive a year of in-depth leadership development, including one-on-one executive coaching and cohort convenings. The goal of the program is “to increase the number of candidates from...

2017 Midwest Corporate Giving Webinar Series

Regional Associations from four Midwest states have collaborated to present a series of six webinars designed for companies with a corporate foundation, advised fund at a community foundation, or a giving program.  This series specifically targets business professionals who want to think smarter and perform better when it comes to combining their corporate mission with...

Forum’s Census Project shines light on why an accurate count matters to philanthropy

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is spearheading a two-year project to engage regional funders in ensuring a more thorough and accurate census count in 2020, with funding provided by the Joyce Foundation. To introduce the work, the Forum and Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation will co-host a discussion on February 27 at 11:00 AM, about why philanthropy...

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

You may have missed the Opening Reception on January 20, but the exhibit is open through March 31, 2017. Be inspired by the beautiful interactive storytelling of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, at Concordia University’s George R. White Library and Learning Center.  Learn more about this exhibit at mrgfoundation.org/mrg-presents-giving-back-soul-philanthropy-reframed-exhibited

Resources on Policy Changes and the Philanthropic Sector

Recently, two pieces on what the next administration will mean for the philanthropic sector have been published by our national peers. The first is a Huffington Post blog by Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), titled “Protecting progress in the Trump era.” The second, co-written by Tim Delaney and David...

Kuni Foundation of Washington Creates New $50 Million Fund

Vancouver, Wash. – Dec. 12, 2016 – The Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington to create a new $50 million fund that will support cancer and other medical research, and enhance the lives of developmentally disabled adults. Before Wayne passed away more than a decade ago,...

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

On January 20, members and staff of GRANTMAKERS attended the opening reception for Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited. The event was hosted and sponsored by MRG Foundation, in partnership with other organizations. The exhibit itself was a stunning tribute to the philanthropy of Americans of African descent, featuring gorgeous photography printed...

1.17.17 National Day of Racial Healing

UPDATED Dear Colleagues, Given all of the divisiveness in American society today, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation has championed the idea of celebrating the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a National Day of Racial Healing.  Tuesday, January 17th is the first day of a year of concentrated efforts to promote racial healing. GRANTMAKERS...

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington 2017 Grant Cycle Open

January is the month that we race out of the gate in pursuit of our annual goals. Fundraising is often high on the list for nonprofit professionals. If that’s the case for you and your organization, don’t miss the Community Foundation’s first grant cycle of 2017. The application process opened in December and the deadline to submit proposals...

Asset Funders Network Webinar: “Home Ownership & the Racial Wealth Gap”

Asset Funders Network is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM (PST), on Home Ownership and the Racial Wealth Gap: Policies and Strategies That Can Make a Difference. Funders interested in learning more about solutions to the housing crisis and the role grantmakers may play in this solution will want to...