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in Making Grants

Voqal’s director of grantmaking and fellowships, Brenda Sears recently wrote an article outlining 5 pillars grantmakers should focus on to build an equitable, multiracial democracy for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. An excerpt from the full article, which first appeared on the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s (NCRP) blog, is below. Two years ago,

in Making Grants

On January 6, 2021, the country watched in horror as a group of white supremacists descended on the United States Capitol and attempted to attack our democracy and the country’s right to a free and just election. Words can never be enough to fully communicate the complex feelings, thoughts, and emotions that have come up

in Investing for Educational Impact

We believe that the opportunity gap is the most pervasive and damaging problem in the U.S. educational system. Furthermore, addressing this complex and multi-faceted problem cannot be achieved through any one solution. With this in mind, the Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs

in Offering Fellowships

Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. It was with that idea in mind, that we created the Voqal Fellowship, an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions

in Voqal

As the adage goes, “all good things come must come to an end.” In that spirit, we wrap up our series featuring stories from Voqal’s 2020 Annual Report Spotlight. In this final look back at 2020, we highlight an organization that, with the help of Mobile Citizen, helped connect individuals to the internet during a

in Voqal

In her latest article on the #makingairwaves blog, Voqal’s director of grantmaking and fellowship programs, Brenda Williams-Sears, highlights women leaders of color who were the first and only. On the heels of the election of the first female vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, I have been spending a lot of time thinking

in Investing for Educational Impact, Voqal

Voqal believes the opportunity gap — the educational disparity and inequity that exists across racial and class lines — is the most pervasive problem in the U.S educational system. With this reality in mind, the Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations

in Offering Fellowships

Voqal is excited to announce the 2021 cohort of its fellowship program. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving bold visionaries a chance to be at center stage. The 2021 class will continue the Voqal Fellowship’s legacy of supporting the individuals who are

in Making Grants, Voqal

We continue our look at the stories featured in our 2020 annual report with a look at the work of the organizations our grantmaking program helped support. More specifically, we highlight their work to help individuals and communities build the power they need to advance socially equitable public policy. Advocating for Latino Community Priorities in

in Investing for Educational Impact

  Voqal believes that the opportunity gap is the most pervasive and damaging problem in the U.S. educational system. The Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations working to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged populations. In this month’s Education Opportunity Project Spotlight,

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