Join EPIP Bay Area for our second media club dedicated to learning about and from indigenous communities on how philanthropic professionals can engage, be in solidarity with, and fund Native led work in community.
This virtual event on July 7 at 12:00pm PT will feature a conversation with John Okhiulu, Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy at the Decolonizing Wealth Project. We’ll be discussing the “Money as Medicine” framework, the healing power of arts /culture community practices, and ways to leverage philanthropy in order to amplify, sustain, and strengthen Native led organizations for the foreseeable future.
Our aspirations for this media club series are to facilitate an accessible, abundant, and brave learning space for us to learn and develop our philanthropic practice in honor of the Indigenous sovereignty work happening all around us.
Please check out the following article and podcasts in preparation for our time together:
- Podcast with Edgar Villanueva, Money as Medicine
- Podcast — Philanthropy & Social Movements: Funding Indigenous Resistance — Apple Podcast Link)
- Non-profit Quarterly Article: Money as Medicine: Leveraging Philanthropy to Decolonize Wealth
From 2019 - 2021, EPIP Bay Area & The Libra Foundation held in person and virtual gatherings where women of color philanthropic leaders spoke with EPIP’s audiences about their journeys fighting for justice and authenticity in the field.Read more
In response to membership feedback, EPIP Bay Area is proud to launch the pilot of a new Mentorship Program to connect young, emerging professionals in philanthropy with experienced practitioners in order to expand networks, deepen learning opportunities, and strengthen professional development.
Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and similar programs hosted by EPIP Boston, EPIP DC, and EPIP LA, the Bay Area chapter sees this as an opportunity to support our members in their internal and external advocacy and our shared commitment to equity and social justice in philanthropy.
The inaugural 2018-2019 cohort includes up to 10 emerging and mid-level leaders and up to 10 seasoned professionals who are paired for one-on-one Mentoring Partnerships.Read more
- Sahar Momand, Senior Grants Manager, Pacific Foundation Services (Co-Chair)
- Victoria Rodarte, Program Associate, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (Co-Chair)
- Alberto Galindo, Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Tides (Co-Chair)
- Jamie Friedman, Project Coordinator, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Luisa Montes, Communications Manager, Tipping Point Community
- Sahar Petri, Grants Manager, Pacific Foundation Services
- Carla Bernal, Democracy Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Nina Lagpacan, Program Officer, Oceankind
- Lloyd Lee, Program Associate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Charity Whyte, Program Associate, San Francisco Foundation
- Patricia Flores, Communications Associate, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Maddie Gaw, Philanthropy Associate, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
- Jennifer Paniagua, Program Associate, Hispanics in Philanthropy
- Miguel de la Fuente- Lau, Program Manager, The LeadersTrust
If you'd like to get more involved with EPIP, consider joining our Steering Committee. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
EPIP Bay Area is committed to building the emerging philanthropy community in San Francisco, the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay. We host professional development and networking events in response to the needs of members and in collaboration with local nonprofits and affinity groups.
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Chapter Membership Survey
Our Chapter wants to learn what your interests are and how we can best support you as emerging practitioners in philanthropy. We appreciate your feedback, so that we can offer programming that will be beneficial to you. This anonymous survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You do not have to be a dues-paying EPIP member to participate.
Past Bay Area Events
- Peninsula Philanthropy Network Happy Hour
- Article Club: "Philanthropy in the Service of Democracy"
- Local Philanthropy Happy Hour
- Article Club: Decolonizing Wealth
- Steering Committee Open House
- Article Club: Dissonance & Disconnects
- Workshop: Foundations & Advocacy 101
Events in the Field
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You can also visit the Northern California Grantmakers calendar and events in the field page. We recommend subscribing to the mailing lists of relevant affinity groups, funder networks, and philanthropic support organizations to stay connected to the field—The Council on Foundations had created comprehensive list here.
Have a Bay Area event you'd like to share? Email [email protected] with subject line "Events in the Field" and a link to your event.
Bay Area Jobs
To post a listing to the EPIP job board, please send a full job description with job's location as a Word .doc to [email protected].