Community Events

Equity First - A Conversation with Dr. Ruth Simmons (Racial Justice and Equity Series) | January 25, 2021, 12:30 p.m. ET
Virtual - Join us for a special conversation with history-maker Dr. Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University.
New Opportunities: The Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative | January 25, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET
Virtual -  We cannot end youth homelessness until we prevent it.
Postsecondary Pathways | Supporting Adult Learners During a Pandemic | January 26, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - Speakers will discuss the particular challenges faced by adult learners – including those with some college but no degree – as they seek to re-engage with higher education.
Taking Stock: Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Racial Equity | January 27, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - An ongoing pandemic, widespread economic misery, deep political dysfunction, and a national reckoning about structural racism in the United States and elsewhere has roiled our society. In this context, what is philanthropy’s role in supporting the movement for racial justice?
Supporting Innovation: Equitable Education for Students with Disabilities | January 28, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - Panelists will discuss the unique needs of students with disabilities, the challenges and opportunites of meeting those needs during times of disrupted and remote learning, and ways in which philanthropists are working to ensure that students with disabilities are supported.
The Impact of COVID on Young Children and their Families: Findings from the Early Learning Study at Harvard | February 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and learning experiences of young children across the nation.
Making Kids & Families Policy Priorities: A Funder Policy Roadmap for 2021 and Beyond | February 3, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - After the 2020 elections, it is time to reflect on what funders can do to progress policy changes.
No Going Back - Building for a Better Future | February 4, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - The COVID-19 pandemic and recession have exposed and deepened our current economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities.
NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop | February 7 - 10, 2021
Phoenix, AZ - The NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and practices of GEAR UP leaders, practitioners, and partners.
Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference | February 23 - 26, 2021
Virtual - This year’s conference will highlight exemplary strategies and practices that higher education institutions employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Funders Forum: Housing Policies and Partnerships Rooted in Justice | March 23 - 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET
Virtual - Under a new Presidential Administration, housing and homelessness advocates are working to proactively push for policies and practices that are rooted in evidence and justice.
BOOST Conference | April 27 - 30, 2021
Palm Springs, FL - Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals.
GEO 2021 Learning Conference | May 24 - 25, 2021
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is pleased to announce their 2021 Learning Conference, in partnership with Minnesota Council on Foundations from May 24 - 25, 2021.