Join us for our next monthly luncheon!
Monday, October 16th, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm
*Please Note: This is an extended program!
**Lunch service and networking start at 10:30am; Program will begin at 11:00am

ACH Child & Family Services
3712 Wichita Street | Fort Worth, TX  76119
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Program Title: 
Breaking the Mold: Funding Through an Equity Lens

Looking to the philanthropic community to enhance and to be deliberate in their analysis of non-profits when making funding decisions and analyzing success.

By using an equity lens that takes into account race and ethnicity,  funders can identify and support organizations that typically don't have access to funding, opportunities and power. By using an equity lens grant makers can gain a better understanding of communities that will ultimately enable them to further their mission and goals.

When making funding decisions through an equity lens, grant makers should consider the following factors:

  • Analyzing data and information about race and ethnicity
  • Understanding disparities and why they exist
  • Understanding the root cause from a systemic perspective
  • Calling out race and ethnicity when trying to find solutions to the problem
  • Understanding the limitations of non-profits that have limited resources when competing for grant dollars

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Cost: $25 for members* | $50 for non-members
*Late fees applied after Wednesday, 10/11/23. Lunch orders close at 4:00pm Thursday, 10/12/23.
"Program-Only" option also available. Cost: $15 for members | $25 for non-members
Registration is now closed, but you may join us on-site at the "program-only" rate of $15/$25.


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