Monday, December 9 | 2:00pm ET | 1:00pm CT | 12:00am MT | 11:00am PT
When Funders Together to End Homelessness named racial equity as a strategic goal in 2016, we knew that naming it was just the first step of a larger commitment. Over the past three years, we’ve been reflecting on what it means to embed racial equity into everything we do, both internally and externally. We’ve taken steps to talk about it in all our programming, learn as a staff and with our board, and examine our vendor practices.
But, we know that there’s so much more to do. To guide our future work and institutionalize racial equity into our organization, we revised our mission and vision statements and crafted a racial equity commitment that outlines what we as an organization believe, understand, and acknowledge when it comes to racial inequities in homelessness in philanthropy. This commitment explores how we want to work with philanthropy, how we want to shift our internal practices, and what we aspire to accomplish by centering racial justice in our work to end homelessness.
Ultimately, we hope that centering racial equity will become the norm in philanthropy and homelessness and that others can use our written commitment as inspiration for their own work.
Join this Call
Join this member call on December 9 to have a candid conversation about what it took to craft this commitment, what it means for members of Funders Together, and to share your thoughts on how you might use it and what you’d like to see from us.
To sign up, please RSVP below. A few days before the call, you will receive an email and a calendar invitation from Stephanie Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with call-in information.
Member call speakers:
- Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness
- Katie Hong, Director of Special Initiatives, Raikes Foundation and current board chair of Funders Together to End Homelessness
- Bill Pitkin, Independent Consultant and former board chair of Funders Together to End Homelessness
Please note: This call is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. While we will prepare some remarks about this racial equity commitment, we intend for this call to be a conversation between funders and Funders Together and look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions.