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Champions to Changemakers: 2021 Fellowship Graduation

In 2019, we welcomed new cohorts of our Community Impact and Green Pathways Fellowship Programs. These 20 Fellows spent two years at local grassroots organizations investing their time and energy into serving and empowering their communities. Their collective care, passion, and vision for communities are impressive and inspiring — they are striking examples of what it means to show up in and for Community.

We were so proud to celebrate the of these 2019-2021 RVC Changemakers on August 14th, 2021 at our Champions to Changemakers: 2021 Fellowship Graduation and Fundraiser event. If you missed the livestream of the event, you can watch it above or at this link.

Thank you so much to all those who supported us! Whether it was donating, spreading the word, or celebrating with us, we cannot thank you enough. Your contributions in monetary gifts, emotional support, and dedicated time make a difference and encourages RVC to continue growing and creating partnerships that benefit the community.

Thank you for being a part of the RVC community. We are thankful for your ongoing support and appreciate your commitment to social justice and cultivating leaders of color.  

Making Philanthropy More Equitable: Introducing the Equitable Grantmaking Continuum

At RVC, we have worked with dozens of grassroots nonprofits of color over many years. Some of those organizations have thrived, others have folded. When it comes to building healthy organizations, there is no substitute for visionary leadership and dedicated, driven staff, but every organization we work with has this. So what does it mean when nonprofits have talented staff and a strong mission, yet still don’t thrive? The answer: it boils down to funding.

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