Lori Villarosa, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

Lori Villarosa, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

PRE is directed by Lori Villarosa, who has worked within the field of philanthropy for more than 20 years. Prior to launching PRE, Lori was a program officer with the C. S. Mott Foundation, where she worked closely with numerous organizations operating at local, regional, national and international levels from a diverse range of approaches. She began working at Mott in 1991 and was instrumental in developing the Foundation’s U.S. Race Relations grantmaking portfolio, focusing on addressing institutional racism and building appreciation of racial and ethnic diversity. Until her departure in 2002, she was responsible for ongoing strategic planning, program development and evaluation of more than $24 million in new grants. Her portfolio covered a broad spectrum of community-based, academic, advocacy and research efforts at a time when a number of new approaches were emerging due to the changing demographics and post-Civil Rights Movement redefining of racial equity work.

Workshop Block #4: Embedding Equity with an Indigenous Lens

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How does the philanthropic equity movement engage and include Indigenous Peoples and Native communities? This session will provide a landscape of philanthropic equity efforts. We will hear from three CHANGE Philanthropy Partner organizations and how they approach integrating an indigenous lens with their network and as part of philanthropic equity. We will explore the power […]

Economic Development
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