This Week with Change - May 29, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News: 

Solutions to address the affordable housing crisis -- and ensure that all communities have access to the resources and opportunities they need to be safe, vibrant and healthy -- imposed from the outside rarely work; the better approach is to co-create with residents. East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation leadership team members Charise Fong, Jill Kunishima and Romi Hall describe the organization’s unique approach to community development for the Stanford Social Innovation Review

“We have an opportunity to make California the safest, easiest, most inclusive voting state in the nation.” Tim Molina from California Donor Table and Jacqueline Boberg from Patriotic Millionaires call for California to set an example for the rest of the country and adopt vote-by-mail  and guaranteed safe in-person voting options for the November elections. San Francisco Chronicle

To combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on communities of color across the U.S. and the world, funders are digging deeper in adopting a racial justice lens for their work. Grantmakers for Girls of Color, which has convened funders to take an intersectional approach to grantmaking, particularly focused on race and gender, launched the $1 million Love Is Healing COVID-19 response fund as their first grantmaking effort as a newly independent entity. Forbes

ICYMI and Coming Up: 

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color has created a resources page, tracking rapid response funds from their network, advocacy efforts to protect those most vulnerable at this time, and news coverage. Visit their website for more information and to sign up for the next webinar in a COVID-19 series CFBMoC is hosting in partnership with the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color on June 12.

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