INFLUENCING
PHILANTHROPY

We are committed to sharing our learnings in order to increase the philanthropic resources dedicated to racial equity in Virginia and nationally.

Funding Collaborations

Funding collaborations offer an opportunity for national, statewide, regional, and local funders to pool resources and strengthen the infrastructure for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color institutional and political power to advance racial justice. Learn more about our commitments.

In 2022, if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility along with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, invited funders to invest in a pooled Fund for Black-led Organizations in Virginia. Weissberg Foundation joined The Meyer Foundation and the Greater Washington Community Foundation to launch the fund and provide multi-year, general operating support and capacity building support.

Why Does a Pooled Fund Make Sense for Us?

Contact us if your foundation is interested in learning more about our work and our approach.

Tamara Copeland
Tamara Copeland

(she/her)
Chair, Independent Trustee

In 2019, Tamara retired as president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers where she envisioned and implemented “Putting Racism on the Table”. Currently, she co-facilitates The Onion Dialogues, a racial justice training. In 2018, her memoir, Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who grew up in the Civil Rights Era was published. Her latest book is REVEALED: A Once a Week Reading on Racism, Prejudice and Bias. She loves walking and traveling, having visited all fifty states and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.