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Participatory Grantmaking as a Tool to Advance Equity

Hosting Organization: 
Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity
Thursday, October 6, 2022 11:00am EDT
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Systems change requires doing the hard work, which includes shifting power and agency to the community. The racial reckoning has elevated that work for many organizations and governments. During this webinar hosted by Philadelphia CEO, you will learn what groups in Philadelphia are doing to engage in participatory grantmaking -- the practice of transferring decision-making authority to the communities being served -- and how it advances equity. Hear about lessons learned, pain points, how to sell it to your decision-makers, and how to ensure genuine inclusion.

Speakers include:

  • Mitch Little, Executive Director, Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia
  • Sarah McKinstry-Wu, Director of Grantmaking, Bread & Roses Community Fund
  • Caitlin O'Brien, Director of Learning and Community Impact, Scattergood Foundation
  • Damaris Feliciano, Director of Community Relations & Strategic Initiatives, Managing Director’s Office, City of Philadelphia
  • LaTrista Webb, Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund participant and founder of the Elevation Project
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