The impact of philanthropy is often constrained by concerns around the symptoms of poverty and injustice, missing in the process the factors that perpetuate them. ‘Social justice philanthropy’ looks at another approach: good social justice grantmaking attempts to ultimately address the root causes and mechanisms that underlie unjust treatment.
In October we brought together practitioners in the field to discover the true meaning of social justice philanthropy. Presenters included Greater New Orleans Foundation President and CEO Albert Ruesga, and TrustAfrica Philanthropy Program Advisor Halima Mahomed. The webinar was moderated by Chandrika Sahai, Network Coordinator for Philanthropy for Justice and Peace.