The Power of Relationships to Build Equity and Change Systems

In response to severe racial disparities in COVID-19 impacts, Maine’s philanthropic sector has used its social capital to help facilitate access to emergency resources from the public sector for grassroots, immigrant-led organizations. Three Maine funders will explore philanthropy’s role in building relationships between public-sector agencies and grassroots organizations as a strategy for deepening equity. Participants will share approaches and resources they are using to transform complex systems and increase equity in their communities.