A Just Transition for Philanthropy: Regenerative relationships between grantees & funders

Start: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:00 PM

End: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:00 PM

If a Just Transition for philanthropy means shifting philanthropic practices away from extraction and towards regeneration, what do regenerative relationships look like within a funder/grantee power dynamic?

As a follow up to State of the Movement 2019 and the launch of Resonance: A Framework for Philanthropic Transformation, Justice Funders, Solidaire Network and Thousand Currents are excited to co-host a gathering of our Bay Area philanthropic & movement community to dig deeper into grantmaking practices that accelerate a Just Transition for philanthropy.

In a series of paired conversations between social justice leaders and funders, we’ll explore how foundations can recognize extractive practices, overcome power dynamics, and build trusting & authentic relationships that support community self-determination and honor community expertise.


  • Deirdre Smith of BlackOUT Collective / Black Land and Liberation Initiative in conversation with Janis Rosheuvel of Solidaire Network

  • Eveline Shen of Forward Together in conversation with Dimple Abichandani of General Service Foundation

  • David Inocencio of The Beat Within in conversation with John Esterle of The Whitman Institute

Moderated by Vini Bhansali, Solidaire Network

Light refreshments will be served

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