Equity & Grantmaking Impact Group

Grantmaking practice is an opportunity for justice.

Equity & Grantmaking Impact Group

The last few years have made it increasingly clear that the challenges of our education system cannot be sustainably addressed simply through more programs or scaled interventions, no matter how impactful. Education sits within an interconnected set of social, economic and policy systems that are systemically unjust. If we are committed to furthering racial justice in education, educational philanthropists must be part of deeper conversations about what needs to change within systems as well as within grantmaking itself.

Based on interest and feedback from members, Grantmakers for Education is launching a new impact group focused on equitable grantmaking practice. EdFunders believes that how we do philanthropy is as critical to moving forward commitments to racial justice and equity as what we fund. This group was formed to provide space for education funders to learn together about their practice. 

Initial Learning Goals

As a community of education grantmakers, the Equity & Grantmaking Impact Group strives to:

  • Explore the root causes behind inequities in the education system and funders’ role in upending inequities.
  • Build community among education grantmakers interested in implementing more equitable grantmaking practices.
  • Create a peer learning space for funders to share challenges, work through ideas and provide feedback to one another.
  • Dive into approaches to, strategies for, and the implications of rethinking traditional metrics and implementing trust-based philanthropy.
  • Drive an equity agenda through our grantmaking, acknowledging that these ideas intersect and impact one another.

If you are interested in learning more or in joining the impact group you can contact Rebecca Goldberg at rgoldberg@edfunders.org.

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