View clips and learn more about our recent national conversation with and about Black girls and young women
Take a look at clips from the convening the Grantmakers for Girls of Color planning committee and the NoVo Foundation hosted on May 19, 2016.
More than a hundred funders met in person in New York City for the all-day meeting exploring the power of black young women and girls in the United States, the unique hurdles standing in their way, and how philanthropy can support them. Hundreds more joined online. Watch video of the full morning sessions, look through the complete agenda, and browse all the speakers who presented during the day.
The convening was designed as a first step toward a new dialogue and movement among funders to chart what’s needed, create opportunities for collaboration, and articulate a shared vision to shift the philanthropic sector.
Grantmakers for Girls of Color Convening Planning Committee Members:
Nakisha M. Lewis
Senior Strategist for Safety,
Ms. Foundation for Women (Co-Chair)
Fellow for Advancing Adolescent Girls Rights, NoVo Foundation (Co-Chair)
President and CEO, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
Communities for Just Schools Fund
Program Director, Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Neighborhood Funders Group
Mandy Van Deven
Foundation for a Just Society
Field Director, National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy
Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Senior Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Ada Williams Prince
Program Officer, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Funders for Justice/ Neighborhood Funders Group
Founder, Momentum for Progress
Senior Vice President,
Schott Foundation for Public Education
Our full-day convening included these sessions:
Introductions & Welcome
A Black Girls Bill of Rights
During the Black Girl Movement Conference, more than 500 black girls and women created a declaration of what it means and will take for black girls to live with dignity and safety. Our funders convening will open with a presentation of the Declaration of Freedom & Humanity by some of the black women and girls who helped to draft it.
State of Black Girls in America
Roundtable One (9:30am – 10:45am)
Hearing from voices from around the country we will highlight the particular manifestations of oppression at the intersections of race, class, and gender in the lives of black girls. This will provide us all with deeper context for what’s at stake if we don’t move from invisibility to investment.
Roundtable Two (11:00am – 12:15pm)
This roundtable will explore the current movements led and for black girls and young women across the country. This conversation will hear from movement builders what will take to grow and sustain the movement at local and national levels.
Racial Justice is Gender Justice: Why Funding with an Intersectional Lens is Necessary for Systemic Change
“Where is the Money”: Mapping Philanthropy & The Field for Black Girls
Presentation on what we know on where the money is for black girls and young women in philanthropy to date, followed by a facilitated discussion with all participants.
Moving Money to Make Change: Organizing Strategies for Philanthropy
Small Group Discussions
Closing & Next Steps