By: The Funders Network Staff

Indigenous & Black Philanthropy in Canada: Growing Black and Indigenous Leadership and Investment in the Philanthropic Sector

Friday, December 11
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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The TFN PLACES Fellowship alumni invite all current fellows, alumni and TFN members to join us for a frank discussion with our Canadian fellows to talk about Indigenous philanthropy and representation in the Canadian sector and the lessons that can be learned and shared from their work over the last ten years to grow leadership and investment for Black and Indigenous professionals in both the Canadian and the U.S. philanthropic sectors.

Speakers Include:


In 2008, the The Funders Network launched PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Sustainability), its first philanthropic leadership development initiative. PLACES is designed as a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. We are currently at over 140 fellows and look forward to going over the 150 mark in 2020.

As a result of participating in the PLACES program, fellows develop:
An in-depth knowledge of how decisions about growth and development relate to issues of race/ethnicity/class;
Tools and resources to help them increase their effectiveness as grantmakers;
Exposure to best practices of grantmakers working in this field;
Leadership development and skill building opportunities;
Expanded networking opportunities; and
Access to PLACES and The Funders Network.