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Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Philanthropy has a crucial role in supporting arts and culture organizations to address inequities at the community level, write Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, and Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Creative Capital has invited 12 arts writers to explore key moments in the history of the Creative Capital Award in celebration of the nonprofit's 20th anniversary. The Los Angeles Review of Books in collaboration with Creative Capital has begun publishing 12 essays over 12 months on issues facing contemporary art in the United States, as the magazine states.

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In his review of Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth, Michael Seltzer, distinguished lecturer at the Marxe School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, discusses that the book places a spotlight on "how colonialism has been perpetuated and the importance of eliminating its persistence in today’s wealth and philanthropic circles in particular."

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A cultural nonprofit that supports visual artists in Chicago, Threewalls, announced that it will award $900,000 to artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), according to Artforum. The initiative was launched after Threewalls received $1.2 million from the Surdna Foundation.

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of October, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Bohemian Foundation.

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Cultural institutions should be at the forefront of socially responsible investing, and this is where their boards can help. So far, it is small arts organisations that are leading the way," wrote Laura Callanan, founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, in a recent article.

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The 2019 GIA Conference: Cultural Intersections in Denver, Colorado has sold out!

We have reached our capacity for the conference. Subsequent registrations will be placed on a wait list.

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"The way the charitable tax deduction is set up, lower-income Americans can’t really take advantage of it. Unless you earn a lot of money, it makes no financial sense to do your taxes in a way that lets you claim the charitable deduction," states an article in Vox.

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Arts and Activism (A&A) ColLABoration, a pilot project funded jointly by The CrossCurrents and Compton Foundations to support the work of artists in partnership with organizers and activist organizations, announced five projects that were awarded $30,000 to engage in arts-integrated organizing through themes of democracy, power, and freedom in the United States.

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An article in Forbes offers ideas on approaches a resource-constrained endowment or foundation could take to develop a sustainable investing program.