Philanthropy Forward is a CEO fellowship community for visionary leaders who center racial and gender justice and community power building to disrupt and transform the future of philanthropy. This collaborative program is designed and delivered by Neighborhood Funders Group and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions in collaboration with design consultants and facilitators.
This fellowship brings together CEOs of foundations who are already supporting racial and gender justice and community power building to make deeper change at the individual, organizational, and philanthropic field levels. Philanthropy Forward’s programming is rooted in the following frameworks:
- Analysis: racial and gender justice, community power building
- Leadership: liberated gatekeeping and accountability practices, strategic risk taking for leading change
Hear more about Philanthropy Forward's impact as told by our first cohort fellows in this video. The impact and value of Philanthropy Forward is evident in these reflections from Fellows of our first and second cohorts:
“Philanthropy can be so isolating and it’s really hard in an institution to figure out what you can do. Belonging to a group of people helps keep you accountable, keep you feeling, keep you full with new ideas, and pushes you forward. [Philanthropy Forward] has been an experience that I’ve not had in my career and it is pretty special.”
“You all fueled my fire. This cohort centered me to be a leader, take risks and not to follow. I am grateful for it, and to you all. Deeply grateful.”
“This is what dismantling white supremacy and centering Black liberation looks like in philanthropy. Thank you deeply for your leadership and work in making this initiative happen even when it may have been painful or uncomfortable.”
Philanthropy Forward is a timely and necessary offering to catalyze funders who are working together to center racial and gender justice and community power building to disrupt and transform the future of philanthropy. For more information, please contact Adriana Rocha, President at Neighborhood Funders Group, at president [at] nfg.org.