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Co-sponsored Webinar: FCCP Racial Gerrymandering: A Fundamental Threat to Equity

Monday, July 27, 2020 | 2:00p ET | 1:00p CT | 12:00p MT | 11:00a PT 

The 2021-2022 redistricting cycle that follows the 2020 Census offers communities an opportunity to address systemic inequities and achieve fair distribution of resources and representation for the next decade. Racial gerrymandering (the drawing of district lines so as to dilute an ethnic community’s fair representation) has occurred through redistricting processes across the country over decades; it is a modern-day form of voter suppression and a tool that reinforces institutional racism.

Join FCCP and the Fair Representation in Redistricting initiative for an engaging panel discussion to understand the implications of redistricting on racial equity, how groups are organizing to ensure fair representation, and how funders can engage to support this critical, nonpartisan, democracy work.


  • Prentiss Haney, Ohio Student Association
  • Rachel Mayes, Southern Echo
  • Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza, Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia)
  • Moderator: Evan Bacalao, Open Society Foundations

Cosponsors: Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Climate and Energy Funders Group, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Florida Philanthropic Network, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Maryland Philanthropy Network, NY Funders Alliance, Philanthropy Massachusetts, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, United Philanthropy Forum, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Note: This webinar is open only to those affiliated with a philanthropic institution, e.g. foundation, affinity group, donor advisor, etc.

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July 27, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3pm

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2020-07-20 09:41:19 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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