Giving Compass’ Take:
• Andrew Baskin interviews Edgar Villanueva about his efforts to advance social justice philanthropy to dismantle white supremacy.
• How can funders work to address white supremacy, particularly when systems of inequality have benefitted them?
• Read more about the relationship between philanthropy and inequality.
Edgar Villanueva is a nationally recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy and is a board member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.
Villanueva is an instructor with the Grantmaking School at the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University and serves as vice president of programs and advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education, where he oversees grant investment and capacity-building supports for education justice campaigns across the United States. He previously had leadership roles at Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina and the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle.
Villanueva is the author of Decolonizing Wealth, which offers hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors. He holds two degrees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Read the full article about advancing social justice philanthropy by Andrew Baskin at B the Change.
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