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Weekly Reads—May 27, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month concludes, learn about solidarity practices within and across this community by listening to this curated list of podcasts produced by Solidarity Is. [more]

“Solutions and policies don’t produce equitable results if they don’t address wider systems of oppression, including racism, sexism, ableism, and classism. Trans and queer organizers of color understand this well. Although many operate on a shoestring, they have managed to advance reproductive justice across the country through grassroots advocacy, coalition building, and a deep understanding of local landscapes.” [more]
Dani Martinez and Amoretta Morris, Borealis Philanthropy, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

“We are making our streamlined grant and reporting processes permanent. For example, most grant renewals no longer require a proposal. Many grant reports can be done through a simple phone discussion. And most organizations no longer need to submit organizational financial information when they apply for a grant.” [more]
Don Chen and Jon Goldberg, Surdna Foundation

“2022 is the year that America revitalizes its infrastructure and philanthropy has a role to play in this discussion. … So, what about the need for the roof, HVAC system, technology, kitchen and bathroom renovations, medical equipment, and other essentials? These needs have fallen by the wayside, and leave nonprofit organizations in the lurch, scrambling to determine how they will pay for these infrastructure costs. It’s time for philanthropic entities to step up to the plate to provide this funding.” [more]
Betty Sugerman Weintraub, Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, for Center for Effective Philanthropy