2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Cultural Equity Frameworks in Philanthropy

Monday, October 22, 10:00am – 11:30am

Salon 4

Organized and moderated by Debbie Ng, program officer, San Francisco Arts Commission.

Presented by Anh Thang Dao-Shah, program fellow in Policy and Evaluation of the American Council of Learned Societies, San Francisco Arts Commission; Niva Flor, director, Grantmaking & Strategic Impact, Sacramento Region Community Foundation; and Zeyba Rahman, senior program officer for the Building Bridges Program, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

As the United States becomes increasingly diverse and marginalized communities face greater social and political challenges, how are philanthropic entities in the public, private, and government sectors transforming and responding to meet the need? How do you build authentic cultural equity into your organization and philanthropic practices? In this dynamic “TED Talk” style format, speakers will share how their philanthropic organizations are implementing a cultural equity framework into their organizations. The organizations will represent different stages of implementing a cultural equity framework and will present a range of ideas and concrete examples. Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to break out in small groups to discuss what steps their organizations are taking to address this in their respective organizations. Participants will walk away with key examples, takeaways, and learnings about how to implement cultural equity frameworks in their work.