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Our Voices, Our Votes: Felony Disenfranchisement and Re-entry in Mississippi

March 9, 2021

Our Voices, Our Votes: Felony Disenfranchisement and Re-entry in Mississippi analyzes how Mississippi silences those with prior felony convictions and creates reentry barriers for returning citizens. Using statistics, national data, and personal stories from directly impacted Mississippians, the report shines a light on what people with felony convictions are up against. The report details how the state's Jim Crow legacy not only fails to assist returning citizens, but permanently disenfranchise them. With this report, organizers hope to bring change to the Mississippi criminal legal system and restore voting rights for all incarcerated citizens who have served their prison term.

Changing from the Inside Out: Calgary Foundation’s Journey to Strengthen Relationships with Indigenous Communities

February 18, 2020

This case study has been developed as a part of Investing in Native Communities, a joint project of Candid and Native Americans in Philanthropy. Learn about how the Calgary Foundation is taking active steps to change its internal culture and build relationships with Indigenous communities.

Grantmaking With a Racial Justice Lens : A Practical Guide

December 1, 2019

The new Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide, written by PRE Senior Fellow Rinku Sen and Executive Director Lori Villarosa with contributions from Maggie Potapchuk, Lisa McGill, and Makani Themba, provides grantmakers with reflections, frameworks and tools built from the direct experience of activists and funders for advancing racial justice in any philanthropic setting.

Investing in Indian Country: Bush Foundation Evaluates Its Data

September 12, 2019

This case study has been developed in companionship with Investing in Native Communities, a joint project of Candid and Native Americans in Philanthropy. Learn about how the Bush Foundation is taking active steps to engage in a culture of intentionality with data.

Investing in Native Communities: Philanthropic Funding for Native American Communities and Causes

September 12, 2019

From 2002 to 2016, large U.S. foundations gave, on average, 0.4 percent of total annual funding to Native American communities and causes, although the Alaska Native and American Indian population represents 2 percent of the total U.S. population. This report provides the latest data on foundation funding for Native Americans, alongside important historical context that has contributed to the unique experiences and challenges Native Americans face today. The report also consolidates advice and feedback from philanthropic and Native leaders, who reflect on successful work and practices in partnering with Native organizations and communities.

Education Toolkit: Knowledge and Tools to Help Parents Advocate for Children

September 7, 2019

Toolkit to help parents effectively advocate for themselves, specifically by connecting their individual needs to the systems that were created to support them & their children.

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens

January 1, 2019

When the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), in partnership with GrantCraft, released Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens, a few foundations had made racial equity a central focus of their work, but many were still exploring how to incorporate equity into their grantmaking.Our guide helped surface how to advance racial equity in philanthropy, aiming to make it a core practice and goal of grantmakers. Rather than other popular approaches of the time—"colorblindness," universal approaches, diversity—PRE's guide defined a racially equitable world as one where the distribution of resources, opportunities and burdens is not determined or predictable by race. We successfully argued that an explicit racial equity lens ensures that the particular needs and assets of communities are t

2008 Marguerite Casey Foundation Grantee Survey Report

July 3, 2018

The Foundation's 2008 Grantee Survey Report presents some of the results of our grantee's work in the face of tremendous pressure from the economic downturn.

2012 Marguerite Casey Foundation Annual Report: Young Movement Builders

July 3, 2018

This year's annual report profiles the 12 inaugural "Youth Poverty Warriors," each of whom exemplifies Shriver's and the foundation's belief that youth can fundamentally change society for the better.

Different Incomes, Different Dreams

July 3, 2018

This report presents findings from a survey of over 1,500 families in 2004 and 2005 which examined attitudes around poverty before and after Hurricane Katrina.

2011 Marguerite Casey Foundation Annual Report: Youth Leading Change

July 3, 2018

In this year's annual report, we bring you the stories of four young people who are making a difference. In each case, the youth found support from their families and communities to transform their own painful personal experience into positive change, investing their gift of resilience for the good of others.

Marguerite Casey Foundation 2012 Impact Assessment Report

July 3, 2018

The Foundation's 2012 Impact Assessment Report focuses on the impact of the multi-year, general operating support provided to organizations nationally, and in our four regions of grantmaking.