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A Note of Gratitude, Holding Hope for What’s Ahead

We are coming to the end of another year, one that was filled with heartache, loss, frustration, exhaustion, and pain. And at the same time, there is hope witnessing and experiencing the deep solidarity and collective strength of communities coming together. Read more from Executive Director Amanda Navarro, on Convergence’s year and commitments to a future where the resources and influence of philanthropy are fully aligned to the priorities of people at the frontlines of injustice.

Narrative Power Unleashed: Communities Shifting and Claiming the Narrative

Three years ago, Convergence Partnership shifted our funding strategies to focus on the intersections of racial justice and health equity. We are now celebrating nearly $3 million in grants to 12 frontline, people of color led and staffed organizations that are growing civic, economic, and narrative power. We are marking this milestone in a series of blog posts, “Powerful Ripples of Change,” that spotlights these organizations, their accomplishments, and the powerful work they have underway.

Funding Narrative Change, An Assessment and Framework

In September 2022, the Convergence Partnership released the first-ever report to focus exclusively on the funding of narrative change, Funding Narrative Change, An Assessment and Framework. The new report was written by two leading experts in the field, Rinku Sen, executive director of Narrative Initiative, and Mik Moore, principal and founder of Moore + Associates.

The Power of Podcasting: The Convergence Partnership Approach to Reimagining Grant Reporting

In 2020, Convergence streamlined and transformed our grantmaking application and reporting requirements, deepening our commitment to equitable and responsive grantmaking practices and elevating community voices. Rather than final written reports, we collaborated with Working Narratives to offer grantees the option to have their work documented through locally produced podcast episodes. This guide shares practical tips and resources for funders reimagining their reporting practices.

Power of Podcasting: A Guide to Reimagine Grant Reporting

In 2020, Convergence streamlined and transformed our grantmaking application and reporting requirements, deepening our commitment to equitable and responsive grantmaking practices and elevating community voices. This guide shares practical tips and resources for funders reimagining their reporting practices.

Partnership Announces New Vision to Amplify People Power for Racial Justice and Health Equity

After 14 years of work as a pioneering national funder collaborative focused on health equity, we are excited to announce the reset of the Convergence Partnership grounded in a new vision and strategic direction. We come into this new year with a renewed sense of purpose and ready to do the work needed to realize our new North Star vision of racial justice and health equity.