“Ask, Listen, Act” is more than a slogan – it’s how we approach our work at Marguerite Casey Foundation each day. We don’t approach our grantmaking in the usual way either. We give multiyear grants for general operating support, rather than restricting funding to specific … Continue reading "MCF – Looking Back at 2014"
On November 11, a coalition of leaders in philanthropy released a letter calling on authorities in the Ferguson and St. Louis area to “preserve human life as the first priority” and respect civil liberties in anticipation of the upcoming announcement of a grand jury decision … Continue reading "Philanthropic Leaders Call for Respect for Civil Rights, Human Life in Ferguson"
South Program Officer William Cordery was named as one of 10 recipients of the Connecting Leaders Fellowship from ABFE. The Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program is a year-long experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors, and trustees who … Continue reading "Program Officer Receives Fellowship from ABFE"
Dear Friends, On behalf of the staff and board of Marguerite Casey Foundation, I’m looking forward to seeing you September 21-23 in Atlanta for our “Power of Membership” convening. This convening will bring together representatives and family leaders from nearly 200 grantee partners. Workshops during … Continue reading "Letter from Luz"
Too often, the stories of families facing poverty are invisible in the mainstream media. Marguerite Casey Foundation hopes to change that, by supporting the work of journalists and journalism students writing about poverty with the Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship Program. We are happy to announce … Continue reading "2014 Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship Winners to Tell the Stories of Families in Poverty"
This year, we are pleased to honor fifteen young men and women with Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty awards. The honorees come from eight different states and range in age from 16 to 24. Each of them is living out Sargent Shriver’s legacy of … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2014 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty"
The program description for the 2014 GEO National Conference session “Would Gandhi, Chavez or King Receive a Grant Today? Benefits and Limits of Measuring Philanthropic Impact” read: “Imagine Dr. King completing a 17-page grant proposal, or Gandhi and Chavez hosting foundation site visits.” The teaser … Continue reading "Would Gandhi, Chavez or King Receive a Grant Today? Movement Building as a Grantmaking Strategy"
Every few years or so, national foundations turn their attention to the South – often in response to a natural disaster, a tragedy of national significance or an upcoming national election – and provide short-term, strategic investment in the region. Although such funding can bring … Continue reading "#FundSouth Is More Than a Hashtag. It’s a Movement."
Midwest Program Officer Edgar Villanueva, receives the Flying Eagle Woman Award from Native Americans in Philanthropy.
The 2014 Flying Eagle Woman Award for Community-Based Philanthropy recipient is Edgar Villanueva. Nominator William B. Cordery of the Marguerite Casey Foundation shared Edgar completed philanthropic fellowships and leadership training programs with Native Americans in Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Health, and Southeastern Council on Foundations. Edgar is a … Continue reading "Midwest Program Officer Edgar Villanueva, receives the Flying Eagle Woman Award from Native Americans in Philanthropy."