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2021 – A Year of Intentional Action

Lisa R. Jackson | February 8, 2021
February 8, 2021|

If there is one thing I have learned that matters above all in my 25 years in the social sector, it is that being intentional in how you act matters. If you seek to be Read More

Where Do We Begin?

Tabitha Mpamira, Founder of EDJA | January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021|

As the new year begins, the near-universal feeling is eagerness to leave 2020 and its challenges far behind us. In many ways, change is indeed in the air. In the United States, a new federal Read More

Disrupting White Supremacy in International Development: 5 Lessons from our...

Jailan Adly (RefuSHE), Rachael Miller Buck (Educate!), Tyisha Burroughs & Sasha Fisher (Spark Microgrants), and Alex Strzempko (Village Enterprise) | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020|

As 2020 comes to an end, we remain deeply grateful for our partners and even more committed to a relational, trust-based approach at Imago Dei Fund. Over the past few months, we recognized a pervasive Read More

Patriarchy in My First Language – Mfumo dume

Pamela Shao | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020|

Pamela Shao lives in Tanzania and currently works for UNICEF as the Chief of Field Office in Mbeya, a city located in the Southern Highlands regions of Tanzania. She has a long career path in Read More

On this Eve of International Day of the Girl, Let Us Not Forget the Cries o...

Emily Nielsen Jones | October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020|

Happy International Day of the Girl from all of us at the Imago Dei Fund! On behalf of our whole team, we invite you, wherever you hail from and whatever work is your main focus, Read More

Closing the Race Gap in Philanthropy Demands Radical Candour

Kennedy Odede | September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020|

We are excited to share this article by my friend and colleague, Kennedy Odede, Founder and CEO of SHOFCO. We decided to share this article from The Guardian in our blog this month because it tells the truth and makes plain the challenge for philanthropy: “as you fund and award white founders working in communities of colour (at home and abroad), ensure you apply the same level of recognition and support to leaders of colour who possess the same or greater skills and knowledge of their environment.” This is the challenge of being anti-racist and owning our own racist behaviors Read More

"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."
Martin Luther King Jr.