Renata Peralta

Program Officer for the Open Places Initiative, Open Society Foundations

Renata Peralta is the Program Officer for the Learning and Impact team within Open Society – U.S., but started at Open Society Foundations (OSF) as the Program Officer for the Open Places Initiative, a hyper-local initiative with the goal of building civic capacity. At OSF, she is also an elected Shop Steward in the union, associated with the Communication Workers of America (CWA). Prior to joining OSF, Renata worked in the field of education research: first as a Research Assistant at Research for Action in Philadelphia, then as a consultant for the NYC Department of Education, and finally as the Associate Director of Research and Evaluation for the NYC Leadership Academy. Renata also worked for city government in the Mayor's Office of Education under Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Renata holds a BA in Political Science and Education from Swarthmore College, and an MA in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Teachers College.

Renata is speaking at

July 1, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Alison Corwin (NFG Board Chair) Senior Program Officer, Sustainable Environments, Surdna Foundation
  • Amoretta Morris (NFG Board Member) Director, National Community Strategies, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Manuela Arciniegas (MC) Director, Andrus Family Fund
  • Dimple Abichandani (Speaker) Executive Director, General Service Foundation
  • Julia Beatty (Speaker) Program Officer, Black-Led Movement Fund, Borealis Philanthropy
  • Anna Fink (Speaker) Executive Director, Amalgamated Foundation
  • Jerry Maldonado (Speaker) Director, Cities and States, Ford Foundation
  • Renata Peralta (Speaker) Program Officer for the Open Places Initiative, Open Society Foundations


Plenary 2

NFG is continuing our 2020 virtual convening series with a plenary session on Accountability and Philanthropy’s Role. Join us to hear from grantmakers whose institutions are modeling how we must rethink systems and grantmaking strategies to be accountable to Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities and low-income communities. We will share how and why philanthropy must be bold and show up differently for frontline communities that are rising up against state violence, continuing to grapple with the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, and working to dismantle oppressive systems to transform our communities & world.

Session Time: 9-10:30am PT / 10-11:30am MT / 11am-12:30pm CT / 12-1:30pm ET

Note: This session is intended for foundation staff and trustees, donors, philanthropic affinity group staff, and invited speakers.

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