Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Grants for Change at Maine Initiatives

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm EST
Maine Initiatives' Offices
56 North Street, Suite 100, Portland, ME 04101
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Part of a series of informal brown-bag lunch conversations for funders related to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

In 2016, Maine Initiatives launched its Grants for Change program focused on advancing racial justice and racial equity in Maine. Providing three years of general operating support to a cohort of ten organizations, the program seeks to fund and strengthen the diversity of racial justice work happening across the state.

Grants were selected through a deeply participatory grantmaking process, bringing together applicants, donors, stakeholders, and the broader community to engage in the proposal evaluation process and guide grant decisions.

Join us to hear more about the process and what Maine Initiatives staff have learned so far. Learn how the participatory grantmaking process changed Maine Initiatives’ grantmaking. Explore the value of explicitly funding racial justice work. And, hear recommendations for other funders interested in participatory grantmaking or grantmaking for racial equity.

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Bring your lunch!

This event is free, but we ask that you register in advance. This event is intended for funders. 

Do you require any accommodations in order to fully participate in this program? Contact Vrylena Olney at or 207-780-5039 at least two weeks prior to the program to discuss your specific needs.

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