“Funding BIPOC Communities Through Intermediaries – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”


Online March 23, 2022 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Aaron Dorfman
Crystal Hayling
Michael E. Roberts
Gloria Walton

In the last few years, there has been an explosion of interest from donors and foundations in funding intermediary organizations that prioritize giving to social change nonprofits led by and accountable to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).

This session, moderated by Aaron Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, will explore the forces driving this trend and dig into the benefits – and the potential disadvantages – of funding through intermediaries. The session will also introduce structural ways to ensure that communities will truly benefit from funding, and to mitigate the potential disadvantages. Dorfman will be joined by panelists Crystal Hayling of The Libra Foundation and Democracy Frontlines Fund, Michael Roberts of the First Nations Development Institute, and Gloria Walton, of The Solutions Project.