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Dec 7, 2022
In November 2021, the Switzer Network held a panel to bring together grant-seeking and grant-making Switzer Fellows to demystify philanthropy, network and learn from each other. Here are a few tips for building relationships with funders that Roger Perez and Jen Sokolove shared during the event.Read more >
Oct 6, 2022
Luis Alexis Rodríguez Cruz writes about how in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, activists have turned abandoned land into a community garden. They say El Huerto is only the beginning.Read more >
Sep 27, 2022
The Switzer Foundation recently reviewed our employee policies and benefits to ensure they reflect our commitment to embed equity and justice in all our operations, and in order to help us recruit, support, and retain excellent staff. One resulting change was to create a sabbatical leave policy...Read more >
Aug 29, 2022
The Switzer Foundation has created a land acknowledgement, as well this post about its purpose and the process of crafting it during a time without physical gatherings. We welcome feedback from the network on the acknowledgement and hope to open discussion on this topic.Read more >
Jul 28, 2022
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation has created a Code of Conduct, which establishes norms and expectations for participation in virtual and in-person communication, meetings, and events sponsored by the foundation. We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions from the network at any time.Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
We’re excited to welcome three new members to the Switzer Foundation’s Board of Trustees this year: Michael Billingsley, Ekow Edzie and Roger Perez. We invite everyone to learn more about our new trustees and their inspiration as leaders within the Switzer Network in their responses to the...Read more >
Jul 26, 2022
Increasing awareness of overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, labor abuses, and issues of equity and access in fisheries has created space for the emergence and proliferation of third-party sustainability certifications for seafood. Yet these "voluntary” measures, typically created by non-...Read more >
May 25, 2022
Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Renaming institutions. Reparations. What does the environment have to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces , her relationships “in the field”, her lived experience, and this moment of reckoning, Dr. Finney explores...Read more >

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