Working primarily through our special initiatives and funder workgroups, known as Collective Action Tables (CATs), the EA staff and consultants create opportunities for shared learning, coordination, and communication on key issues affecting boys and men of color. We also help funders put this learning into action by incubating and catalyzing strategic collaborations that create entry points for funders of various types.
Foundation presidents/CEOs participate in a peer community with other foundation executives through the CEOs’ Circle sessions, which take place at our semiannual membership meetings. They also field and respond to action recommendations that urge specific collective investment strategies or leadership actions.
The EA network provides a strategic and collaborative home base for funders committed to the success of our nation’s boys and men of color. As the nation’s only funder network focused on this population, we connect our members to innovative and impactful efforts in the field and also serve as a platform for shared learning and strategic collaboration.
EA members enjoy the following benefits:
The unit of membership in the EA is institutional. Any staffer member of a member institution receives membership benefits. However, the chief executives are expected to play an active role in this peer network. Membership is open to any public, private, or corporate philanthropic entity that commits to the following: