ProNet Stands Committed to Racial Equity and Justice

This is a crucial moment in time, and our work will not waver going forward. We are fully committed to working with our ProNet community to address racial injustice and exploitation of our neighbors of color. As program officers that are actively engaged in our local communities, we have a moral and ethical responsibility to do so. The ProNet Steering Committee has provided action items and resources to guide our work to take a stand against racial injustice.

We are striving to create a diverse board. If you would like to self-nominate, or nominate someone from your organization, please email:

Please use the following resources on racial equity and how you can bring this to your own organization. If you have any resources you found to be helpful, please email ideas to:

ProNet offers many types of resources for program officers in the community foundation field. Take advantage of the materials here and at many of our professional development events.

If you are not familiar with ProNet, The Program Network (or ProNet) is a professional organization for community foundation program staff, board members and other staff members interested in program-related issues. We provide tools and opportunities for networking and professional development for all program staff.

We welcome your suggestions, input and involvement! Join ProNet and you join a whole community of professionals interesting in making an impact in their communities.  Learn from others through the ProNet offerings such as the website, professional listserv, topical professional development calls, networking, conferences, learning circles, and mentoring program.


ProNet’s purpose is to provide leadership on grantmaking and programmatic issues facing community foundations.



ProNet will

  • Provide opportunities for professional development and skill-building
  • Facilitate ongoing communications, information-exchange and networking

The organization will serve the professional needs and interests of Program staff in community foundations of all sizes, from established to emerging, in order to advance the program capacity of the community foundation field.