Ferguson. Staten Island. Baltimore. Charleston. Cleveland. These cities have become emblematic of the deep divides that still exist in this country, reigniting a national conversation about race and racism in the United States. President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in response to this unrest to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. In this podcast, Michael Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs for My Brother’s Keeper, discusses the initiative’s progress and sense of urgency as the President’s second term ends. Our conversation reveals Michael’s deeply personal connection to this work and his suggestions to funders for more effective philanthropy.
ABOUT FOUNDATION SOURCE
Foundation Source empowers people and companies to create a better world through philanthropy. As the nation’s largest provider of foundation management services, we’re a trusted source for philanthropic expertise. We invest in industry-leading technology for private foundations and offer a configurable suite of administrative, compliance, tax and advisory solutions that meet you where you are in your philanthropic journey.
For more than two decades, we’ve worked with individuals, families, boards and professional advisors to preserve legacies and make giving easier. Today we are proud to support more than 2,000 unique foundations and have facilitated over $10 billion in charitable aid. With a 98% retention rate, we are honored to have earned the trust and loyalty of our clients.