Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to September 8th, 2024!

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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February 2021 News and Updates

Happy Black History Month! We are celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black leadership in our communities. Please celebrate with us by supporting our Black-led partners! (See the list below.) […]

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Black-led Partner Organizations

A call to action: support our Black-led partner organizations this Black History Month Time and again, we are reminded that we must all do more to confront systemic racism in […]

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January 2021 News and Updates

Happy new year, friends! 2020 is behind us, thank goodness. 2021 is ours to shape. We look forward to continuing this collective work with you as we make 2021 another […]

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How do you build leaderful organizations?

I’m still the Interim ED of RVC. Which was not the plan. When we first discussed extending the timeline, I was opposed. Dominant culture norms made me assume that was a bad thing – we need to change quickly! Be efficient!

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Winter 2020 News and Updates

As we navigate the health, economic, and racial pandemics, we’re fortunate to have you, our committed donors and funders. You deeply understand how the pandemic increases inequities. Now, more than […]

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October 2020 News and Updates

We hope you are staying warm, connected and in community (socially distancing), and practicing self-care, whatever that might look like for you.  In these challenging times, we know that our […]

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September 2020 News and Updates

Despite the unpredictability of our times, we have a lot of power to shape our future. One of the best ways we can help shape our communities’ destiny is to […]

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Transformational Capacity Building

In the Fall 2020 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, a group of leaders at RVC reflect on what we are learning about capacity building and identify seven emerging key approaches in supporting the capacity of nonprofits of color.

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August 2020 News and Updates

How do we remain energized about our work? How do we look at the persistent pandemic in the face every day and tell it we will use the moment to […]

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July 2020 News and Updates

Our communities know. They know the power of collective action and community-based response. They demonstrate that every day in their work. This month’s featured article highlights a collaboration between  Rainier […]

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