Systemic Change Toward Decolonized Philanthropy


Foundation: Skoll Foundation, Schott Foundation for Public Education

Skoll Foundation Fellow, Nguhi Mwaura, recently chatted with Edgar Villanueva of Schott Foundation for Public Education to get his thoughts on authentic proximity, shifting power dynamics, and his outlook for systemic change in the field.

Villanueva shares how he reconciles in moving philanthropy to a more equitable place and discusses how important it is for people of color to hold themselves accountable in terms of leadership and decolonize from the typical ideals of Western leadership.

Villanueva also appeals for people to move money and resources into communities of color and indigenous communities and invites folks to be bold in their positions, regardless of where they sit in the organization.

Edgar Villanueva is the author of Decolonizing Wealth. Read the Entire Article


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Philanthropic Follies

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

Financial Aid Information Session Hosted by Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

As Asian-American Population Grows So Does Philanthropy in the Communities
Foundation: American India Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights a New York Times article focusing on the growth of Asian American philanthropy. Asian-Americans who have built fortunes in finance and technology are...more

Mary Kay Foundation Awards Grants

Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter has recently received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. According to Anne...more

Paulding Education Foundation Awards $7,500

Paulding Education Foundation has recently awarded $7,500 to Paulding schools as a result of the foundation\'s School Grant Program. Recipients include South Paulding High School, Austin Middle...more

Make-A-Wish Foundation Crapo Park Walk Fundraiser

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will be holding its big fall fundraiser, a walk around Crapo Park in Burlington to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, raising on average $8,600...more



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