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Why the CHANGE?

Why the CHANGE?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and its core partners are proud to announce the transformation of JAG into CHANGE Philanthropy.

The Joint Affinity Groups’ (JAG) legacy is one of partnership and collaboration between identity-based affinity groups. During our first twenty-five years, we made the case for philanthropic investments in community-specific and cross-community issues. Our core partners, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network, are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice. As the work of our individual partners’ organizations developed and deepened, so did our need to strategically address equity.  In 2015, JAG began to rethink our work, refocus our energy and transform into CHANGE Philanthropy, a more field-facing, equity-advancing coalition.

CHANGE Philanthropy is a coalition of philanthropic networks working together to strengthen bridges across funders and communities. We are transforming philanthropy from within by building knowledge, fostering diversity, and creating connections. CHANGE Philanthropy has a vision of transforming and challenging philanthropic culture to advance equity, benefit all communities, and ignite positive social change.

Visit our website and explore our resource hub where we've gathered all of the publications, programs, tools, past webinars from our core partners in one place.