On May 15, funders will be invited to sharpen their approach to practicing solidarity with movements. 

Specifically, we will support participants to:

  • Critically analyze how philanthropy is a contributor to racial capitalism and anti-Black racism
  • Grapple with the origins of their foundation's assets and what it means to move resources to organizing through a reparative and redistributive approach
  • Identify how power manifests in their relationships with grantee partners and how to practice power sharing and solidarity with grantee partners

This session will include large group discussions, silent working time, and breakout rooms for deeper discussion.



About Our Connection, Learning, and Strategy Sessions (CLS Sessions)

As a core component of Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funder programming, CLS Sessions are bi-monthly 90-minute virtual meetings for funders to strategize, learn, and build community in ways that strengthen their ability to move more resources to Midwest grassroots organizing.

All funders that fund in the Midwest or are interested in the region are welcome to attend our CLS Sessions.

Event Details


May 15, 2024

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CT