View our resources for a timeline of GSP’s work, a collection of internal articles, and published works from our partners that help guide your understanding and thinking around racial and gender equity in the south.
GSP Regional Conference
Deployment of $2 million in philanthropic giving over the past 5 years.
In 2017, GSP transitioned fiscal sponsors from the Neighborhood Funders Group to the Southern Education Foundation because we wanted to be rooted fully in the South.
Over 120 GSP members representing over 80 foundations participated along with 25 southern community-based organizations.
As the South Grows: GSP co-led a participatory research process with the National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) to Increase the amount ands sustainability of funding from local and regional Southern funders, as well as from national funders.
Five reports that highlighted the voice of Southern practitioners of funders in different regions, focused on specific issues related to structural change work in those regions, and provided best practice recommendations.
125 national funders, regional foundations, and southern partners.
The Southern Power Fund: Moving Money to Frontline Communities in the South
Funder Briefing held on October 23, 2020
Over the last four months, Southern movement leaders and philanthropic allies came together with a strategic mission to raise 10 million dollars to support frontline organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis and racial justice uprisings happening across the South. Watch this briefing to learn about our progress, the work ahead, and how you can support moving resources to movement organizations in the South!
Georgia Roots Up: Grassroots Organizing in Georgia Runoff!
Funder Briefing held on November 17, 2020
Take a moment to watch this briefing to hear from organizers and leaders on the ground, as they share how they will coordinate a state-wide effort with 38 501c3 organizations—local and state-wide organizations led by and focused on serving BIPOC, women, faith-based organizing, low-income, and poor people—to ensure that people’s voices are heard at the ballot box.
Closing the Women's Wealth Gap - National Meeting: Reimagining Philanthropy for Gender and Racial Justice
Panel held on February 18, 2021
In the midst of our nation’s racial reckoning, many philanthropists are putting dollars towards racial equity initiatives and organizations led by people of color. However, we must understand the interplay between long standing racial and gender economic inequities and the wealth and power of philanthropic institutions. How do we disrupt the very economic systems that have enabled private fortunes and philanthropy to amass enormous wealth while others struggle to get by? How do we redistribute resources and power into the hands of people most negatively impacted by these systems?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor, an interactive dashboard, shows local-to-local foundation funding for immigrants, refugees and the pro-immigrant, pro-refugee movement in DC and all 50 states, with less than 2% of funds intentionally benefitting these communities. Black Funding Denied shows the best available public data for 25 community foundations’ explicit, intentional investments in Black communities. Reach out to Ben Barge to learn more.
“How do we put our mouth where our money is? To align action and voice with intent-it is not about the amount of resources, but the strategic use of those resources.”
– Takema Robinson