Three Years Later, Funding Social Movements Matters More Than Ever (Two-Part Series: May 9 and June 13)

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 3:30pm EDT
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Presented by Philanthropy New York
Co-sponsored by Maine Philanthropy Center

During the 2020 uprisings against anti-Black racism and amidst a global pandemic, every sector in the United States, including philanthropy, condemned systemic injustice and committed to implementing more equitable policies and practices within their institutions. Three years later, it remains vital for foundations to support social change movements, from emergence to infrastructure to sustainability. Join us for a two-part virtual, interactive sessions to explore social movements, the needs of movement leaders, and promising practices from funders.

In partnership with the Building Movement Project, we will dig deep into their latest reports and toolkits (Move the Money and Funding Movement Infrastructure) for peer-to-peer reflection and hands-on practice.

What will you learn?

  1. A deeper understanding of the characteristics of social movements
  2. Ideas and practices that meet the needs of movement leaders
  3. Approaches to overcome barriers that arise in supporting social movements
  4. Resources to catalyze conversations within foundations about resourcing social movements

Who should attend?

All interested members in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by breakout discussion.


  1. Jennifer Ching, Executive Director, North Star Fund (May 9 session)
  2. Molly Schultz Hafid, Executive Director, Butler Family Fund (June 13 session)
  3. Frances Kunreuther, Co-Executive Director, Building Movement Project
  4. Deepa Iyer (Moderator), Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Building Movement Project

How do you sign up?

Members of Co-Sponsors (including Maine Philanthropy Center members): Please email with name, title, and organizational affiliation. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Registration is required by May 8th.

This is a two-part session (May 9 and June 13). We encourage you to attend both sessions, so when you register for session one, you will automatically be registered for session two. Discussions will build on previously discussed topics and build a space for peers to share processes, learn, and practice together. The sessions will be recorded.

Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to each session.

For more information, please visit the event page.


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