I recently attended a meeting at my temple that focused on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s bestselling book, Between the World and Me—a personal exploration of racial history in the U.S. Members were interested in engaging in a conversation about our role as allies in moving racial equity forward in our community. As attendees raised their hands to contribute to the discussion, I found myself having so much I wanted to say, and yet feeling hampered in my ability to adequately convey my thoughts. While I did speak up, I know I did not have the right words.
The board of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC, elected Deborah Ratner Salzberg as chair of the board at its June 2, 2016 meeting.
The Meyer Foundation’s board of directors approved the first round of grants under the Foundation’s new strategic plan on June 2. The 80 grants, which totaled $3.25 million, reflect the Foundation’s mission to build an equitable Greater Washington region in which economically vulnerable people thrive.
Today the Meyer Foundation is launching a new sabbatical grants program that was established by our board of directors to honor Julie Rogers, who served as Meyer’s president from 1986 to 2014.
Like many other grantmakers, the Meyer Foundation has historically been leery of putting money behind efforts to help grantees raise more money.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Rajiv Vinnakota, executive vice president for youth and engagement programs at the Aspen Institute, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board.
As the communications manager for a small Bethesda nonprofit, Juliana Avery never expected to see her organization advocating for its mission in the pages of The New York Times.
Motivated by the desire to help those in need, demonstrate good corporate citizenship and generate goodwill, business leaders throughout Greater Washington routinely engage with nonprofit organizations. They make contributions, sponsor and host events, promote employee giving and volunteering, and serve on boards. But attending galas, volunteering and even writing checks is not enough to solve our region’s most pressing and intractable social challenges.
Nicky Goren, and Board Chair Josh Bernstein, share why the Meyer Foundation is working to address systemic inequity through our strategic plan and alongside WRAG through the Putting Racism on the Table.
The Meyer Foundation announced today that it has partnered with a group of private donors and The Bridgespan Group, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit consulting and advisory firms, to launch Leading for Impact – DC Region, a program that will provide training, coaching, and consulting support to the leadership teams of 50 organizations over the next five years.