Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens


Tuesday, October 11, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Justin Laing, program officer, Arts & Culture Program, The Heinz Endowments.

If racial equity implies an America in which race is neither an advantage nor a disadvantage, how do Grantmakers think about approaching a non-equitable America, one rooted in centuries of legal and quasi-legal race-based bias? If racism is first a mental framework, how do Grantmakers challenge, navigate, and even compromise with racism in their own institutions and communities? How does race impact our grantmaking choices and strategies, and what stories of victory or missed opportunities can we tell? How can we collaborate and share ideas to deepen this work?