Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At MPC, we believe that increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and practices is key way for philanthropy to be more effective in Maine.

Scroll down for resources and programs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Black Immigrant Leadership: Sustaining & Building Movements for Justice

Monday, April 12, 2021 |
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees

Black immigrant leaders continue to constitute an essential part the overlapping immigrant and racial justice movements. Join the Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for a discussion with leaders from these movements and the release of a report with recommendations for philanthropy.Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 

Silver Linings: What to Carry Forward From This Challenging Time

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:00pm

Presented by Philanthropy Massachusetts

This past year brought previously unimaginable crises and barriers for the nonprofit and funding communities. In response, nonprofits and funders innovated, worked together, and identified ways to meet these challenges head on.

In their work with nonprofits...Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 

Community Conversation: Meeting the Moment of a Democracy in Crisis

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |
3:00pm to 4:15pm

Presented by PEAK Grantmaking

Many of us are individually, and as a community within the philanthropic sector, reflecting on the events of January 6, 2021. We do so while also managing through the personal...Read more

Event type: 
Audience: 

Philanthropy And The Case For Reparations

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 1:00pm

Presented by Decolonizing Wealth Project and Democratizing Development Program

As our country heals and pivots forward under a new administration, conversations and actions for reparations for Black and Indigenous communities continue to gain unprecedented momentum.

Join Nile Malloy, Neighborhood Funders Group & Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project for a two-part series to further discuss the growing work on reparations to heal, restore, repair, and rebuild communities. Learn more how funders and leaders are moving forward a diverse range of approaches to move resources to respond to our political moment.Read more

Event type: 

#PhilanthropySoWhite: What Is the Role of White Leaders in Philanthropy in Dismantling White Supremacy

Friday, February 19, 2021 |
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by Decolonizing Wealth Project in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

In 2018, Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, moderated the first #PhilanthropySoWhite webinar to discuss white leaders’ role in philanthropy...Read more

Event type: 

Maine Philanthropy and Indigenous Communities & A Conversation with Maine Tribal Chiefs

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 2:00pm to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 4:00pm
Virtual Event

Maine Philanthropy and Indigenous Communities & A Conversation with Maine Tribal Chiefs

As philanthropies who are already engaged in supporting BIPOC organizations and projects and who are nurturing relationships in this space, we invite you and 1 representative from your board...Read more

Event type: 
Geographic Location: 

Let's Talk About: Race, Policy and Action

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 |
8:30am to 11:00am
Zoom

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, international mass protests emerged and demands persist for racial justice and an end to policies rooted in racial discrimination. Calls for individuals and institutions to be anti-racist have increased. But what...Read more

Event type: 
Geographic Location: 

Pages