Episode #6 Roland Kennedy: The future of philanthropy in the united states and funding black led projects


Roland’s philanthropic work is driven by his passion to ensure systems are conducive to Black wealth accumulation, voting rights and protections, and developing talent pipelines to ensure more Black decision makers in philanthropy. 

Roland believes in trust-based philanthropy, an approach to minimize the power imbalance between grantmaker and grantseeker and takes the position that the grantseeker knows what is best for their community and projects.

Roland is New York City based and spends most of his personal time developing his craft as a musician.

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