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How Racial Equity Supports Better Grantmaking Practices

This post originally appeared on the GrantCraft by Candid blog. Exponent Philanthropy is on a journey to understand, embrace, and champion equity, and we are embedding it in our programmatic and research efforts. Much of our 2020 Foundation Operations and Management Report centered around exploring how racial equity relates to good grantmaking and governance practices. The relevance... Read More

Grantmaking for Equity: Essential, Fundamental Practices

Advancing racial equity requires doing our own work as funders. All lean funders should embrace this set of fundamental practices. Some funders have begun. These actions complement a continual journey of learning about systemic racism. Exponent’s community can support and guide you along the way. Eliminate barriers to entry. Don’t impose minimum organizational size or... Read More

Equity and Inclusion

We are on a journey to understand, embrace and champion equity in every sense of the word. This includes learning side by side with the funders in our community, growing together, and inspiring one another. Our learning begins by recognizing we do not have all the answers. In fact, we probably don’t even know all... Read More

Amy’s Story: Using Privilege to Promote Equity

As a white, wealthy person who plays an active role in AMKRF (Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund)’s work, I occupy a unique position, and I am in constant reflection about who I am, how I show up, and the impacts and consequences of our work. At a personal level, I wrestle with multiple questions.... Read More

Embracing a Racial Equity Lens in Your Philanthropy

As my fellow Exponent Philanthropy staff, colleagues, and board members continue on our journey to actively embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity I find myself, as a funder, thinking about things differently. Each new seed of insight doesn’t cause an immediate seismic shift in my grantmaking, but is a catalyst for cleaning my glasses, opening my... Read More