Webinar Series: Equitable Deployment of Capital

Join us as we explore how foundation learning and evaluation leaders partner to close the racial wealth gap by supporting the equitable deployment of capital for Black, Indigenous, Latine, and other entrepreneurs of color.

How can foundation program, learning, and evaluation functions be best positioned as partners to close the widening racial wealth gap in the U.S.?

 

The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is widening. Interwoven structural and socioeconomic factors such as homeownership, household income, unemployment, college education, and financial support and inheritance play roles in maintaining and widening this gap. Today, for every dollar of wealth held by white families, Black families have 13 cents, Indigenous families have 8 cents, and Latine families have 19 cents.

Philanthropy works to address the racial wealth gap by funding interventions and services in order to create and transfer wealth equitably. This three-part webinar series will lift up examples of what it looks like when foundations work to close the racial wealth gap by supporting equitable deployment of capital for Black, Indigenous, Latine, and other entrepreneurs of color.

Foundations invest time and resources in building the programmatic strategy around this work and in choosing appropriate financial mechanisms. Foundation evaluation and learning leaders partner with foundation program leadership to support equitable deployment of capital and are looking for examples of what this looks like in the philanthropic sector.

In this webinar series, we will explore key questions, like:
  • How can we accelerate learning to promote equitable capital development for Black, Indigenous, Latine, and other entrepreneurs of color?
  • How can learning and evaluation leaders be partners in addressing the racial wealth gap?
After each webinar, foundation learning & evaluation leaders will leave with:
  1. Concrete examples of what it looks like to equitably move capital to entrepreneurs of color
  2. Concrete examples of how a foundation’s learning and evaluation function can support the work of its partners in this work.

Upcoming webinars:

Webinar #2:

Learning together: How the Surdna Foundation and 1863 Ventures have partnered to equitably move capital and learn as they go

When: June 18, 2024, 2p ET

Who: 

  • Melissa Bradley, Founder, 1863 Ventures
  • Patrice Green, Vice President of Programs, Surdna Foundation
  • Jeff Jimenez, Learning & Impact Officer, Surdna Foundation

How to attend: Register here

 

Webinar #3:

More information coming soon!

Past webinars:

Webinar #1:

Equity in Action: Learning from Black Leaders Detroit and W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Partnering to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

When: May 1, 2024, 3-4pm ET

Who: 

  • Dwan Dandridge, CEO and Founder, Black Leaders Detroit
  • Kumar Raj, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Huilan Krenn, Director of Learning and Impact, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Missed out? Click here for the webinar recording, and explore the key takeaways and transcript here.

 

This webinar series is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.