Resilience & Renewal is built on the bedrock understanding that change is constant, that “all things flow, all things change,” and embedded in the change process is the opportunity for learning and growth. As a cornerstone of Panta Rhea’s Foundation commitment to investing in the ongoing development and growth of our core partners, Resilience & Renewal mobilizes resources to grantee partners for organizational learning, capacity building, leadership development, and transformation.
R&R is an investment in people – organizers, activists, visionaries, and movement builders – who are leading organizations in Panta Rhea’s Food Sovereignty and People Power Fund portfolios. R&R supports these leaders – and their organizations and networks – by funding their chosen path for learning and development, including any combination of coaching, consulting, training, investing in infrastructure, or taking time for retreat and reflection.
Our staff support grantees partners’ individual and organizational learning and development efforts by engaging in confidential conversations with grantee partners to explore their organization’s needs and priorities, vetting potential coach/consultant resources for grantee partners, and facilitating reflection conversations at the mid-point and close of grantee partners’ engagements to surface learning and lasting organizational change.
We trust our grantee partners, we trust the years’ long relationships we have with leaders who we’ve learned from as they engaged in R&R. Grantee partners taught us as they stretched and adapted their own programs, organizing strategies, and campaigns. Additional general operating funds were needed to keep people safe and the work strong; ongoing equity transformations across alliances needed fuel, especially now; planned critical leadership transitions had to plow forward, all the more urgent. As a result, beginning in April 2020, R&R revamped our approach to streamline and get vital resources out the door quickly.