Strengthening Black Families: An Update on the Case for Philanthropic Investment

GWP Members Only Program
Friday, June 3, 2016
8:30am to 10:00am EDT
Centre City Tower, Seventh Room
650 Smithfield Street
5th Floor
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Last year, the POISE Foundation announced the publication of their first position paper entitled, “Strengthening Black Families: A Case for Philanthropic Investment.”

In June of 2015, GWP members had the opportunity to take a deeper look at the framework of this paper and discuss the POISE Foundation’s rationale behind its shift to a family-centered approach.  The Strengthening Black Families (SBF) program strategy represents a promising way to rethink how grantmakers go about supporting children and families of color. 

POISE has recently completed its first-year evaluation on its SBF grant investments and we hope you will join us as POISE updates GWP members on the findings that have emerged.  The discussion will highlight the very important effects on family experiences and outcomes, but also the path taken and lessons learned along the way by POISE and its grantees, as well as the implications of these lessons on the Foundation's grantmaking. 


  • Karris M. Jackson, Vice President of Programs, POISE Foundation
  • Aerion A. Abney, Program Officer, POISE Foundation
  • Dr. Cherie M. Collins Sims, Consultant


Light breakfast will be served.