april, 2019

05aprAll Day20mayMDC's Inaugural Passing Gear Philanthropy InstituteReshaping Southern Philanthropy to Build a More Equitable Future


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After 15 years equipping individual foundations to invest in solutions to the South’s most pressing challenges, MDC expands its approach to reach cohorts of Southern foundations through the new Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute.

Our goal: shape a network of at least 20 Southern grantmakers that are actively employing Passing Gear principles and deploying philanthropic capital to address enduring systemic barriers and catalyze shared wellbeing for people in the South.

MDC’s Passing Gear Philanthropy approach has helped major foundations develop the focus, strategy, capacity, and culture the South requires to advance equity in education, community development, health, and family economic security.

The Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute will build the network by creating annual cohorts for the next five years. Each cohort will be open to six grantmaking organizations and will prepare those organizations to work individually in their own communities and collectively with other Passing Gear Philanthropy alumni to address barriers to opportunity and inclusion.

The Institute is made possible by generous grants from The Kresge Foundation, The Duke Endowment, Ford Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Learn more about MDC’s Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute

Read how Passing Gear Philanthropy is tackling root causes of chronic disparities in three Southern communities

Applications accepted here April 5-May 20, 2019 for the inaugural Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute

Questions? Informational webinars on April 15 and April 24. Register below.


April 5 (Friday) - May 20 (Monday)

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