Responding to Extremism: New Thinking about Norms and Trust

Open to: 
Full Members (free) & Non-Member Funders (free)
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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This event is presented at no charge in partnership with peer Philanthropy Supporting Organizations across the country.

Register here for Responding to Extremism: New Thinking about Norms and Trust

Program Description

Racially-motivated killings in Buffalo, Dallas, and Southern California in one weekend. Mass atrocities and genocidal rhetoric in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

In the wake of rising U.S. extremism, hate fueled attacks, and global attention to the atrocities in Ukraine, Ethiopia, and China:

  • How should funders respond?
  • Can philanthropy play a role in addressing the personal, cultural, and structural roots of radicalization?
  • What can we learn from those who have studied ways to prevent atrocities and combat extremism around the world?
  • Are there ways to apply lessons learned to place-based and issue-based funding?

Join us for a conversation with Dr. David Frey, Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy, West Point about understanding, preventing, and responding to extremism, and empowering individuals, communities and organizations as they chart new paths forward.

This session is open to all grantmakers and funders, philanthropic advisors, and staff of philanthropic support organizations.


Philanthropy Missouri is partnering with philanthropy supporting organizations across the country for this important conversation. Special thanks to lead sponsor and host, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, as well as fellow co-sponsors Grantmakers in Aging, Maine Philanthropy Center, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Peace and Security Funders Group, Philanthropy Massachusetts, and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.