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
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.
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Spend some time with Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance.Read more
Part of a series of informal brown-bag lunch conversations for funders that focuses upon diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).Read more
Part of a series of conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that take place over lunch.Read more
Join us for a conversation about how the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is integrating equity into its programs and operations, including its core Switzer Fellows initiative.Read more
Join Jake Grindle of the Maine Health Access Foundation in a discussion about the development of an equity lens in MeHAF's work.Read more
Join us for our annual gathering of Maine funders! Build connections with Maine philanthropy colleagues, share successes and challenges, and learn about what's happening in the broader philanthropy world.Read more
Join MPC and the Immigrant & Refugee Funders group for a brown-bag lunch conversation about social capital and philanthropy. Get a brief introduction to the idea of social capital: What is it? Why is it important? How do we build it equitably? Then share examples from your funder colleagues and have an open discussion.Read more
In 2016, Maine Initiatives launched its Grants for Change program focused on advancing racial justice and racial equity in Maine. Join us to hear about the process and what the Maine Initiatives staff have learned so far about participatory grantmaking and the value of explicitly funding racial justice work.Read more