Philanthropy Responds to Charlottesville

Friday, August 18, 2017

In response, hundreds of counter protestors demonstrated in opposition. In an act of terrorism, one white supremacist drove his car at high speed through a crowd of counter protesters resulting in the death of Heather Hyer, a 32-year-old woman, and injuries to at least 19 other people.  GWP stands with others in the philanthropy field in condemning the acts of racism, hate and violence. 

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Responses from GWP Members

Storm Clouds are Rolling In
Maxwell King, president of The Pittsburgh Foundation 

Grant Oliphant, The Heinz Endowments


Responses from United Philanthropy Forum Network

Charlottesville- A Reflection on Liberty

In Solidarity with Charlottesville, a Call to Reckon with White Supremacy
CHANGE Philanthropy

CCP Response to Charlottesville
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Statement on This Weekend’s Events in Charlottesville
Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Charlottesville and Our Work Today
Funders for Justice | Neighborhood Funders Group

Reflecting on Charlottesville: A Statement from Philanthropy California
Philanthropy California- Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers & Southern California Grantmakers

A Philanthropic Response to White Supremacy from the Birthplace of Freedom
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Statement on This Weekend’s Events in Charlottesville (PDF)
Southeastern Council of Foundations

Responses from Foundations & Foundation Leaders

Building A State Of Resilience
Dr. Robert K. Ross, The California Endowment

A Message to Our Community
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Heal Charlottesville Fund

The Community Foundation has established the Heal Charlottesville Fund to support both immediate needs and longer-term reconciliation efforts. Depending on the level of resources available, the Fund will support some or all of these opportunities: 

  1. Immediate Assistance and Stabilization
  2. Acknowledgement, Community Dialogue and Reconciliation
  3. Restoration and Healing
  4. Fund Leadership and Decision-making
  5. Communications


This is Not the Time for Silence
Fred Blackwell, The San Francisco Foundation

After Charlottesville: What Now?
The Schott Foundation for Public Education

A call for moral courage in America
In the wake of Charlottesville, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, calls for moral courage from leaders in all sectors, including philanthropy. 



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2017 UNITY Summit
CHANGE Philanthropy Partners
September 17-20, 2017 in New Orleans, LA

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