Celebrate Impact

Lived Experience:
impacting our work and the field

To progressively impact inclusion, equity, and diversity in philanthropy takes commitment and courage. CHANGE Philanthropy celebrates the funders that not only track their impact but also work to improve it. Below you will find a list of foundations and people recognized by our core partners for their work in moving the equity agenda forward through their philanthropic giving as well as their hiring practices. Winners listed below are from the last 10 years.

AAPIP

BANYAN TREE AWARD

This award is presented to an individual or institution with a demonstrated commitment to building democratic philanthropy.

Peggy Saika Stacie Ma’agg
Thomas C. Layton Alandra L. Washington

 

25 LEADERS in ACTION

A diverse group spanning a wide range of organizations, years of experience, roles, and sectors throughout the country, their leadership covers immigrant rights, LGBTQ matters, education, affordable housing, and racial equity.

Cathy Cha Joy Messinger
Kelly D. Chau Serena Moy
Thai Ha-Ngoc Lua Pritchard
Taylor & Ayden Her Karthrick Ramakrishnan
Raj Jayadev Luna Ranjit
Dana Kawaoka-Chen Roselma Samala
Surina Khan Neville Vakharia
New Latthivongskorn Sue Van
Romana Lee-Akiyama Paul Wantanbe
Frank Liu Kauva Yang
Sharon Meada Dae Joong Yoon

 

ABFE

JAMES A. JOSEPH LECTURE ON PHILANTHROPY

This award is a tribute to Ambassador James A. Joseph, ABFE co-founder and distinguished leader in the field of philanthropy. It recognizes an outstanding individual whose contributions as a visionary philanthropic leader have helped advance progressive philanthropic ideals, strengthen grant-making institutions, and build vital Black communities. To read a transcript of the awardee’s speeches, please visit ABFE. Winners are from the last 25 years.

Gladys Washington Dr. William Bell
Dr. Robert Ross Karen Kelley-Ariwoola
James A. Joseph Crystal Hayling
Amina J. Dickerson Carrolle Perry Devonish
Carol A. Goss Willis K. Bright, Jr.
Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton Lynn Huntley, Esq.
Handy Lindsey, Jr. Wenda Weekes Moore
Reatha Clark King Emmett D. Carson
Hugh C. Burroughs James A. Joseph
Jean E. Fairfax Elridge W. McMillan
Anna Faith Jones Bernard Watson
Franklin A. Thomas James A. Joseph

 

INSTITUTIONAL AWARD FOR PHILATHROPIC LEADERSHIP

This award was established in 2002 to recognize significant efforts and contributions of grant-making organizations to promoting philanthropy as a means for social change in Black communities. Winners are from the last 15 years.

POISE Foundation The California Endowment
Edward W. Hazen Foundation Marguerite Casey Foundation
Northwest Area Foundation Southern Partners Fund
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Akonadi Foundation
Edwin Gould Foundation SBC Foundation
Ford Foundation The Twenty-First Century Foundation

 

EMERGING LEADER IN PHILANTHROPY

This award recognizes an outstanding individual whose innovative leadership promotes philanthropy as a means of social change in Black communities and advances ABFE’s mission. Winners are from the last 15 years.

Maisha Simmons Karris M. Jackson
Nicole R. Robinson Trista Harris
Timothy McIntosh, Jr. Cedric Brown
Rahsaan Harris, PhD Wendy Lewis Jackson
Phillip Thomas Athan Lindsay
Kanyere F. Eaton Alvin Starks
Nicole Jones

 

EPIP

ACTIVIST AWARD

This award is given annually to an exemplary individual in recognition of their activist efforts toward a more socially just and equitable world.

Riki Wilchins Ivan Canada

 

CATALYST AWARD

This award is given annually to an exemplary EPIP member in recognition of their efforts and success in delivering the EPIP message to their local community.

Chrissie Bonner Mike Goorhouse

 

UNITY AWARD

This award is given annually to an exemplary EPIP chapter in recognition of the outstanding growth and impact that they have had on their local community this past year.

EPIP DC EPIP Hawai’I

 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ PHILANTHROPOIDS ON TWITTER

Each year Funders acknowledges LBGTQ philanthropists who tweet for change. Philanthropoids include both established and emerging leaders in the field of philanthropy. Their Twitter accounts tackle many issues, including politics, HIV, feminism, foodie-musings, environmental justice, and social justice philanthropy.

2016 list

Amy Mandel Luis Vivaldi
Braeden Lentz Marin Watts
Catherine Pino Miabi Chatterji
Chris Audain Nakisha Lewis
Efrain Gutierrez Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup
Gabriel Blau Ryan Li Dahlstrom
Jace Woodrum Tori YM Miyagi
Jessica Zimmerman Brian Schultz
Karina Claudio Betancourt Bianca Alston
Kate Kendell Rebecca Wisotsky

 

2015 list

Kristi Andrasik Janet Mock
Mónica Enríquez Paul Moore
Ethan Frey Milap Patel
Samantha Giusti Debra Joy Pérez
Corinne Goldenberg Erica Pelletreau
Don Howard Gautam Raghavan
Chris Hughes Bryan Simmons
Jennifer Kates Coya H. White Hat-Artichoker
Jeffrey Kim Rye Young
Andrea Lynch

 

2014 List

J. Bob Alotta Roz Lee
Rachel Bloom Vince Jones
Noris Chavarría Surina Khan
Bobby Clark Andy Marra
Karol Collymore Eddy Morales
Jeff Cook-McCormac Jesse Salazar
Courtney Cuff Chris Tuttle
Sarah Gunther Edgar Villanueva
Matthew “Matty” Hart Darren Walker
Daniel Lee Sara Whitman

 

2013 List

Albert Ruesga Gunner Scott
Alfonso Wenker Marlon Morales
Kevin Jennings Lucy Bernholz
Bia Vieira Jenn Sturm
Cindy Rizzo Carol Lee
Dan Pallotta Terrence Meck
Jason Franklin Toby Thompkins
Alice Hom Tony Bowen
Kevin Bolduc Urvashi Vaid
Luna Yasui William Cordery
Mary Ellen Capek

 

HIP

HIPGiver

HIPGivers recognizes individuals that are collectively altering the landscape for our country, pushing the envelope by asking for more consideration, more awareness, more compassion, more action, and more giving. Check out this video to learn more.

2016 HIPGivers

Alejandra Ancheita Julio Marcial
Elisa Arévalo Arabella Martinez
Toti Cadavid Amalia Mesa-Bains
Arturo Castro José Padilla
Adela Cepeda Debra Joy Pérez
Oscar Chavez Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable
Jennifer Clement Catherine Pino and Ingrid Duran
Michael Cortés Thomas A. Saenz
Paul Cuadros Juan Salgado
Sandra R. Hernández Osvaldo Sánchez
Irma Herrera David Suro Piñera
Juan Felipe Herrera Olga Talamante
Claudia Jasso-Stevens Raymond Telles
Salvador G. Longoria Maria de los Angeles ‘Nena’ Torres
Monica C. Lozano Wilmer Valderrama
Diana Magaloni Olga Viso

 

2015 HIPGivers

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga Lila Downs
Amelia Morán Ceja Diane Evia-Lanevi
Edith Calderón Laura Esquivel
Leticia Peguero Amelia Gonzalez
Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera Maria Cabildo
Thomas Meléndez Dr. Angela Diaz
Nely Galán Tomás A. Magaña
Aida Alvarez Diana Bontá
Arturo Carmona Jorge Enrique Gonzalez Pacheco
Aixa Beauchamp Mario Molina
Christina Cuevas Maria Bechily
Juan Sepúlveda Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent
Laura I. Gómez Favianna Rodriguez
Arelis Rodríguez Eduardo Padrón
Benjamin Torres Bahia Ramos
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker

 

2014 HIPGivers

Benny Agosto, JR Cesar Millan
Isabel Allende Lourdes Miranda
Manuel Arango Ronald E. Montoya
Arnoldo Avalos Sister Consuelo Morales
Richard Blanco Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
Carmen Castellano Sonia Nazario
Rufino Domínguez Santos Mirta Ojito
Lorna Feijóo Douglas X. Patiño, PHD
Herman Gallegos Charles Rice-González
Ana Yris Guzmán Torres Douglas Rodriguez
Antonia Hernández Mario Ernesto Sánchez
Argentina “Tina” Hills Father Alejandro Solalinde
Maria Hinojosa Luis Antonio Ubiñas
Dolores Huerta Leonila Vásquez Alvízar
Alberto Ibargüen Luz Vega-Marquis

 

NAP

Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award

This award was established in honor of Board Member emeritus Louis T. Delgado, who currently serves as an independent consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations. The award was established in recognition of the tenacity and power that Mr. Delgado has brought to the field of philanthropy and his commitment to bridging knowledge between philanthropy and Native communities.

Louis T. Delgado Lucille Echohawk
Buffy Sainte-Marie Susan Jenkins
Dagmar Thorpe Joel Neimeyer
Faith Smith Jo-Anne Stately
Valorie Johnson Antone Minthorn
Roy Huhndorf Lori Pourier
Rebecca Adamson Richard Williams
Barbara Poley and Loris Taylor Kelly Drummer

 

Flying Eagle Woman Community-Based Philanthropy Award

This award recognizes a Native person who clearly demonstrates that they are guided by Native thinking and philosophy, including a holistic, community-centered approach to living and giving.

Ali El-Issa on behalf of Ingrid Washinawatok April Lea Go Forth
El-Issa Claudia Kauffman and Iris Friday
Gilbert Vigil on behalf of Vigil Family Pamala Silas
Pilar Gonzales Sharon Thompson
Gabrielle Strong Edgar Villanueva
Helen Waukazoo Elizabeth Medicine Crow

 

Tribal Philanthropy Award

Established to honor the exceptional work of Native communities through acts of philanthropy, this award recognizes Tribal giving programs that practice philanthropic giving grounded in traditional values and traditions.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tulalip Charitable Contributions
CIRI Foundation

 

NAP Partner & Ally Award

This award was established to honor an organization that actively partners or collaborates toward advancing the vision of healthy sustainable communities. The NAP Partner Award was established to recognize partners and allies that actively respect and exhibit NAP’s organizational values: Learning, Partnerships, Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity, Relationships, and Quality and Effectiveness.

Philanthropy Northwest Joint Affinity Groups
Common Counsel Foundation

 

NAP Member Award

This award was established to honor an individual or organizational member of Native Americans in Philanthropy, and to recognize members that actively respect and exhibit NAP’s organizational values: Learning, Partnerships, Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity, Relationships, and Quality and Effectiveness.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation Casey Family Programs
Blandin Foundation

 

WFN

Women & Philanthropy Leadership, Equity, and Diversity Award

This award is presented annually to a philanthropist recognized as an outstanding risk-taker and innovator in the philanthropic community who, through determination and leadership, has increased funding for programs that promote gender equity and diversity.

Janet Sape Anne Firth Murray
Anne E. Delaney Sunny Fischer
Barbara Dobkin Brenda Tate

 

Joint Partnership Awards

The Patiño Moore Legacy Award

Through this award, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, ABFE, and HIP intend to recognize and reward the accomplishments of organizations working to break down barriers that have traditionally existed between Latino and African-American communities, and to foster a national movement to ensure the well-being of all of America’s families.

Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
National Domestic Workers Alliance
South by Southwest Experiment
Puentes New Orleans, Inc.

 

Lived Experience:
impacting our work and the field

Lived Experience

impacting our work and the field

Noelle

Noelle Ito
Vice President, Programs
AAPIP

How do you identify yourself?

As an Asian American woman

Tell us about a past experience that inspires the work you do today.

As a 4th generation Japanese American, I have been lucky that my grandparents have shared their story of incarceration during WWII in an internment camp in Arizona. For many, these stories have not been passed down due to shame, anger etc. It is this historical moment in time that has shaped so much of our family history and has inspired me to ensure that something like this never happens again in the US and that we fight for equity for all.

What change do you hope to see in philanthropy?

Giving & leadership that is more reflective of our country and not just an activity for old white wealthy men!