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Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

Growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, Fanta Touré remembers feeling troubled by the inequality she saw in her community. She was able to go to school and questioned why other girls her age could not. Fanta’s upbringing and passion for equality drove her to create substantive change in communities like the one she grew up in. … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

When evaluating the accessibility of a healthcare resource, The Children’s Partnership President Mayra E. Alvarez often thinks of her mother. She asks herself whether her mother, an immigrant from Mexico who raised four daughters, would be able to navigate a specific application form or registration process easily. Growing up in San Diego, Alvarez witnessed firsthand … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

People are the heart of social change. Civil society leaders, organizations, networks, and movements move positive change forward around the globe. Whether they are fishers organizing to better manage their resources in Chile, health care advocates in Mississippi ensuring young people have access to care, or Indigenous leaders working to end deforestation in the Congo … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamaica Maxwell to director of Organizational Effectiveness. Maxwell assumes the role as long-time Foundation leader, Linda Baker, announced her departure to explore new opportunities outside the Foundation.  Maxwell has been with the Packard Foundation since 2013, serving as both program officer and … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

Within the field of ocean conservation, as in many areas of social and environmental change work, we are witnessing a call to authentically advance equity issues, particularly within the context of the global pandemic and the social and racial disparities it has resurfaced.  This includes an emphasis on protecting human rights, supporting gender equity, and centering the expertise of Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities. For the ocean community specifically, … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

Supporting the Leaders Who Care for Children in California Our partners at Rockwood Leadership Institute prioritize relationships. Deep connection is a part of their organization’s ethos. Every meeting begins with smiling faces and weekend updates. Rockwood colleagues then ground attendees with breath work or a stretching exercise to create space for everyone to arrive, be … Continued

Topic: Civil Society and Leadership Initiative

The challenges people and societies are facing around the globe are complex, fast-changing, and urgent. The Packard Foundation, alongside other partners, is committed to supporting organizations that are working to solve humanity’s toughest problems. We know that our grantee partner organizations must be healthy and resilient in order to be effective – and, unfortunately, many … Continued