Can Philanthropy Help Restore Power to Marginalized Communities?

What if money could heal us? What if funders, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs funded ideas and programs that challenge current structures and systems and that promote and perpetuate inequality? Iris Krieg & Associates (IKA), along with other philanthropic groups, invited author Edgar Villanueva to help us begin to answer those questions in Chicago for two speaking engagements recently. Philanthropy has always been built on the idea that those with wealth should donate a portion of it for the public good. Private philanthropy fills many gaps in human services that government funding simply cannot reach. However, even with all that good work and good intention, philanthropy isn’t without we

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