Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of Impact 100, “Local Philanthropists in Action” is the second in a series of 2021 Equity in Grant Making Forums. It responds to members’ requests to learn more about what other local nonprofits are doing to impact social issues in our region
“To better understand equity in grant making, we’ll be interacting with panelists from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, United Way and bi3 (Bethesda Inc.’s grant-making initiative to transform health in Greater Cincinnati),” says Taisha Rojas-Parker, who leads DEI’s subcommittee on Equity in Grant Making. 
The guest speakers will discuss prevalent issues impacting the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area and answer questions about their own grant-making practices. 
“As Impact 100 continues to pursue its own best practices in equitable grant making, we can dialogue with these panelists about what’s working and not working for them,” she continues. “We know that transformational change comes when we’re investing in people and organizations that are most proximate to the social issues they are trying to address.” 
Taisha Rojas-Parker adds that movement on key social issues, both locally and nationally, has been stagnant for quite some time, and her committee is working hard to engage with Impact 100 members to ensure that our grants result in real progress.