Training details

calendar_today Tuesday, March 30, 2021

access_time Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

place Online

attach_money $10

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“While we have seen growing numbers of funders tackling racial equity, we now have more lessons to confront power, shift how we distribute our resources and move toward system-wide transformation.” 

- Lori Villarosa, Co-author of Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens and Founder/ ED of Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

In 2006, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) partnered with GrantCraft to lift up what it meant to move from a "colorblind" frame or a basic diversity frame to actually applying a racial equity lens to their grantmaking, building on work that PRE had been advancing since its launch in 2003. Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens reached thousands of funders and nonprofits and became a seminal resource for the field.

In 2019, PRE created an updated guide to reflect the ways funders were advancing a racial justice lens, starting initially by asking racial justice movement ecosystem leaders what they would like to see philanthropy doing differently.

A racial equity lens separates symptoms from causes; a racial justice lens brings into view the confrontations necessary for real change.

Join Lori Villarosa of PRE, for a conversation about the frameworks of racial equity and racial justice and the implications for grantseekers. Hear directly from Michelle Morales of the Woods Fund Chicago and Castle Redmond of The California Endowment--two grantmakers whose foundations have advanced both racial equity and racial justice grantmaking--as they share the kinds of shifts they made and sought as they deepened their investments for greater community transformation.

Candid believes that realizing racial equity in the United States and around the world will require nonprofits and foundations to step up like never before. In 2020, Candid created its Funding for Racial Equity page to track the racial justice and racial equity efforts of funders and to gather research, learning materials, and voices from the field. Join Candid in conversation with several grantmakers from around the United States to discuss their efforts. Emerging from this session, we hope attendees will gain broader understanding of the work already underway, opportunities to get involved and what challenges remain.

How Our Virtual Workshops Work:

Within one business day of your registration, you will be enrolled in this course and receive an e-mail from our eLearning platform, Bridge. The subject line of the email will be “Welcome! Learning awaits”. This email will have instructions on how to create your own online account in Bridge as well as a link to access your course.

In Bridge, you will be introduced to the course and instructor and be provided with a link to the live session, which will be held in Zoom on Tuesday, March 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT/2:00 - 3:30 pm ET.

We recommend using Firefox as your browser. Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, navigating through a course, and viewing its technical requirements. You can learn more about Zoom by accessing this page. You will have access to the course for 90 days after enrollment. The course fee entitles purchaser to one computer log-in which cannot be shared. In addition, no refunds, transfers or credits will be issued.

Unable to attend the live session? While we strongly encourage you to attend the highly-interactive live sessions, we will record the live meetings and circulate the recording to all course participants within 24 hours of the meetingsBy enrolling in this training, you agree to grant Candid permission to document this session with photography, film, and/or video. Material captured may be used in future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote Candid. Please inform instructor if you do not agree to these conditions.

Qualifies for
1.5 CFRE point(s)


  • Understand the current state of grantmaking and racial justice.
  • Understand the implications for grantseekers as funders move away from a basic DEI lens to racial equity and racial justice lenses.
  • Learn how organizations build on racial equity towards racial justice.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Grantmaker/funder
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Program directors and staff


Lori Villarosa Founder and Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
Michelle Morales President, Woods Fund Chicago
Castle Redmond Managing Director, The California Endowment