Webinar Recap - Grantmaking for Equity

Do you or does your organization struggle with how to make your grantmaking practices more equitable?  Puzzled about how to make your grantmaking more responsive?  Wondering how to make the case to trustees that haven’t been out in the field?  You are not alone!

Join us on April 19th, as we invite the Bay Area Justice Funders Network to share wisdom from “The Choir Book: A Framework for Social Justice Philanthropy,” and participants from its Harmony Initiative: Cassandra Zawilski, formerly of the McKenzie Foundation and EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair will talk about her work to “bake equity” into the application process. Jake Mogan of the 11th Hour Project will share the Accompaniment Program and digital story-telling to support Making the Case to trustees and Jazmin Segura of The San Francisco Foundation will discuss her learning from launching a Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building.  This webinar will explore questions and tensions in grantmaking for equity.




RachelHeadshot.JPGRachel HumphreyBay Area Justice Funders Network

Rachel serves as the Program Director for the Bay Area Justice Funders Network, where she applies 20 years (and counting) of work focused on resource mobilization, leadership development and organizational effectiveness as ways to strengthen the impact of organizations and movements both locally and internationally.  Previously, Rachel was at the TCC Group, the Global Fund for Women, NatureBridge, and Wu Yee Children's & Families Services.
Rachel holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco and an A.B. in Anthropology and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College.  She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and has trained extensively in participatory facilitation methods.  A long-time champion of human rights, Rachel is Chair of the Board of the International Accountability Project, a human rights advocacy organization that seeks to create development policies and practices that respect people's homes, environment and human rights.  She also serves as an Advisory Board member for One World Children's Fund, a grantmaker committed to improving the lives of children around the world affected by poverty.


Cassandra Zawilski, formerly of the McKenzie Foundation, EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair

Cassandra is an EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair. She was most recently a Program Associate at The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco, where she was one of two staff co-overseeing the grantmaking program in youth mental health. Prior to working in philanthropy, Cassandra interned at San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in their Office of Diversity and Equity, which is dedicated to addressing mental health disparities among the county's underserved communities. There, she managed the county's Mental Health First Aid pilot program and drafted a proposal that generated funding for a student mental health initiative that continues today. With an interest in cross-sector, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches to addressing social issues, Cassandra holds a B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Social Studies of Medicine and Ethnic Studies from McGill University.

Jake Mogan11th Hour Project

Jake is a Program Associate within the Oil & Gas program at The 11th Hour Project, specifically supporting local and state-based campaigns focused on ending the harmful public health, ecological, and climate impacts of oil and gas production in the US. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and has a passion for health and resource equity. Prior to joining the 11th Hour Project, Jake contributed to the development of a faith-based health initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission and supported a community oncology program at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Outside of work, Jake enjoys running and cycling, and spending as much time as possible hiking and fly fishing in his home state of Montana.

JazminSegura.jpgJazmin SeguraThe San Francisco Foundation

Jazmin is the 2015-2017 Fellow in Nurturing Equity Movements.  Jazmin comes to The San Francisco Foundation with extensive background in the immigrant integration and policy fields. She has a deep passion for creating systemic changes to address the needs of low-income immigrants and communities of color. Most recently, as the Policy Manager at Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), Jazmin launched and led the development of the organization’s advocacy strategy. Under her direction, E4FC developed its first policy platform and created its first leadership team of policy advocates. Previously, Jazmin served as the Policy Advocate for Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), where she designed and led advocacy campaigns to foster civic engagement, increase access to education and economic opportunities, and protect the rights of low-income immigrants in Santa Clara County. Jazmin was born in Mexico City and migrated to the United States at the age of nine where she grew up in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles.  She graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Political Economy. Currently, she Board President for the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley and is a former commissioner for the Human Relations Commission of Santa Clara County.

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