We will explore the ABFE approach to grantmaking with a racial equity lens. ABFE's framework, analysis, and tools provide opportunities for grantmakers to support Black communities, and, more broadly, our greater society. ABFE has created a set of tools that reduce gaps in racial disparities facing Blacks in the United States. By centering systemic anti-Black racism within an intersectional framework through which we understand the social, economic, historical, and cultural dimensions of human life, we can conduct grantmaking practices that address inequities across communities.
ABFE trainers will guide participants through an introduction to ABFE’s framework for advancing racial equity, with a particular focus on the way an organization develops and implements its grantmaking strategies. The training will focus on the incorporation of a structural lens to the work of grantmaking, and an introduction to the use of core tools to advance racial equity. Three tools will be presented in this module: 1) Data disaggregation and root cause analysis; 2) Racial equity impact analysis; and 3) Communication.
We will practice working with some of the tools we explore. Participants will take a deep dive to learn how to take action to advance racial equity through their foundation’s grantmaking practice.
Join Us To:
Learn about ABFE’s framework for advancing racial equity through policies and practices.
Learn about ABFE’s core tools that enable grantmakers to take action to advance racial equity in your foundation’s grantmaking practice.
Workshop ABFE’s tools to advance equity through grantmaking.
Program Coordinator, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
Kyumon Murrell serves as the Program Coordinator of Philanthropic Advising Services at ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. As Coordinator, he is primarily responsible for: providing administrative and logistical support, communicating with potential clients, analyzing data to highlight the impact of the REGP client workshops, and creating content related to RPBC presentations.
Prior to joining ABFE, Kyumon worked with the New York State Health Foundation as a part of the Building Healthy Communities programmatic area. At NYSHealth, he used mapping software conduct an impact analysis on NYSHealth’s grants and subsequent outcomes. He also worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to support its Open School Initiative, and helped in leading the Boston Public Health Commission’s Youth Advisory Board with its public health youth projects.
Kyumon Murrell was born and raised in New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Northeastern University. He prides himself in taking an interdisciplinary approach to health and seeks to be a thought leader in alleviating the effects of health inequities. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, cooking, and reading.