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Philanthropic Consulting Initiative

Leadership Conference Education Fund

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $256,380
  • Grant Period October 1, 2002–May 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

During the 1990s, nonprofit organizations turned their attention to the field of race relations, bringing a new level of organizational structure to antiracism programs. Multiyear funding will enable the organization to focus on objectives that include assisting race-focused nonprofit organizations in developing and maintaining good relationships with funding organizations and tailoring their training programs to the field of grantmaking; increasing funders’ understanding of antiracist work; and helping community leaders and local funders to design and implement the most effective programs. Specific activities will include providing direct technical assistance to grantseekers and funders; assisting six to 10 communities and their local or regional funders in coordinating appropriate antiracist solutions to a variety of challenges and situations; and convening at least two forums each year that will allow organizations and funders to learn more from each other.The goal of the Leadership Conference Education Fund, founded in 1969, is to strengthen the United States’ commitment to civil rights and equality of opportunity for all.