As part of ReWork the Bay’s goals to build a more equitable regional economy, we offer several spaces for funders to cultivate community while also understanding power and their role in philanthropy. For funders who want to explore deeper, we offer a 6-month community of practice to take new steps forward in advancing an inclusive economy as a remedy to racial capitalism. Our first cohort series kicked off in 2018 and has continued to evolve over the years.
Our most recent Bay Area series was co-facilitated by Liberation in a Generation and Christina Garcia and Ingrid Jacobson from November 2020-June 2021. Through this CofP, funder participants explored how they can deepen their efforts to advance equity, incorporate anti-racist practices, and support the creation of an inclusive Bay Area economy in their work. Building on the success for the regional cohort, Funders for a Just Economy at Neighborhood Funders Group has engaged ReWork and our partners to offer a national funder racial capitalism community of practice.
ReWork the Bay is currently planning our next community of practice. We are excited to create an opportunity for a group of philanthropic peers to come together to explore, identify, and test ways we, as funders, can continue to make significant steps toward anti-racism in our grantmaking strategies, processes, and community engagement to create a more just and inclusive economy. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to Rob Hope at email@example.com.
“The training took us on a path of looking at root causes – redlining, and other discrimination policies that led to the Bay Area of today. It’s always good to remind ourselves that we’re not in a vacuum and that this didn’t happen overnight but has been a process over several generations.” – Luis Arteaga of the Y&H Soda Foundation, and a member of ReWork the Bay