Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) brings together the latest research, data, news, and insights to promote collective strategizing and partnership across philanthropy. As the lead partner of G4GC, the NoVo Foundation engaged Frontline Solutions to design and facilitate a process by which to identify options for its organizational purpose and structure, with the intent of engaging the philanthropic sector to deepen and improve its investment in girls of color. The Frontline team used targeted interviews, survey development, and other methods to explore philanthropic barriers and opportunities. Frontline also tracked philanthropic investments available for girls of color across the United States–a critical benchmark that had never before been systematically measured across philanthropy. As a result of this iterative design process, Frontline made recommendations for the organization’s guiding values/principles, core functions, organizational infrastructure, and early implementation plan. In partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Frontline simultaneously led a research effort that engaged girls of color to inform this work. Frontline also partnered with the NoVo Foundation to develop a communications strategy for G4GC.
Also, don’t forget to take a peek at Black Future Manifest‘s podcast episode co-hosted by Frontline’s, Micah Gilmer and featuring Nia West-Bay and Marlén Mendoza of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) as they discuss Start From the Ground Up: Increasing Support for Girls of Color.