United Philanthropy Forum is honored to be a part of the inaugural grantee cohort of the Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund. The Fund’s three-year grant to the Forum will support our ongoing work to be a leading connector, convener and collaborative partner for all regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy. The Forum is pleased to be joined in the grantee cohort by 11 Forum members and seven other colleague organizations.
The REP Fund recognizes there is still progress to be made within the philanthropic sector in terms of directing resources towards ending racial disparities. The vision of the REP Fund is to build the enduring capacity of the field of philanthropy to advance racial equity and make grantmaking strategies that prioritize structural change the norm. The Fund’s first step in achieving this goal is investing in philanthropy-serving organizations.
The REP Fund builds upon the work of the Kellogg Foundation’s Strong and Effective Sector portfolio and the Ford Foundation’s Philanthropy portfolio with its own grantmaking strategy. The Fund centers race while also looking at how other aspects of identity—such as gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, and ability—further shape unique experiences of racism.
The REP Fund is a donor collaborative based at Borealis Philanthropy and currently includes support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Congratulations to our members who also received support from the REP Fund:
- Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
- Exponent Philanthropy
- Funders for LGBTQ Issues
- Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
- Hispanics in Philanthropy
- National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
- Native Americans in Philanthropy
- PEAK Grantmaking
- Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)