Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy 

October 10, 2017
Lankford Auditorium, Public Welfare Foundation 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join GIST this fall for a one-day funders discussion on the intersection of racial equity, fiscal policy and the role of philanthropy.  Sessions will explore the role of race in current budget and tax reform debates, key policy changes that can move us towards a more racially equitable economy and society, and how funders are applying a racial equity lens both internally in their institutions and externally in their grantmaking. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national and local grantee partners, engage in dialogue with philanthropic colleagues and seek answers to questions that enable them to advance their work.  

Click here to view the agenda.

Click here to view a list of participants.

This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only. Registration is required. 



Transportation: The Foundation is located at 1200 U Street, NW, in the True Reformer Building, the five-story building on the southwest corner of 12th and U Streets.  The Foundation is located near the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail Station, on the green and yellow line. Click here for detailed directions.

Parking: Metered parking is available on the street. The nearest public parking garage is Colonial Parking Lot 727- Union Row at 2125 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (.3 miles away). Parking is $2.50 for the first hour, $4 for 2 hours, $8 for 3 hours, $10 for 4 hours, after which the $20 daily parking rate applies. Open 7am-10:30pm. Credit Cards accepted.

Hotels:  A small block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle(.7 miles from the meeting venue) at the rate of $189/night for October 9 and October 10.  To book a room at this rate, follow this link or call the hotel directly at 1- (800)-KIMPTON and request the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce room block.  Reservations must be made by Friday, September 8, 2017 to receive this special rate. 

Additional nearby hotels include:


  • Nonet Sykes, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Ria Pugeda, Consumer Health Foundation
  • Melissa Spatz, Piper Fund
  • Cassandra McKee, Wellspring Advisors
  • Paula Sammons, W. K. Kellogg Foundation