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New Releases Roundup: March & April 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Check out the latest resources from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from United Philanthropy Forum, Grantmakers In Health, Philanthropy Ohio, ABFE, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Forefront, FSG and The Donors of Color Network. 

Member Resources

The COVID-19 Crucible
United Philanthropy Fourm
The report looks back to detail how PSOs—the regional and national philanthropy associations and networks that comprise the Forum network—played numerous vital leadership roles in the philanthropy sector’s response to the pandemic. The report also looks forward to share lessons learned from PSOs’ responses to the pandemic to help inform the sector when future crises strike.

Beginning the Journey
Disability & Philanthropy Forum
This report explores findings and recommendations from the Disability Inclusion Pledge Benchmarking Survey to provide a baseline measurement of how current practices and plans of responding Pledge signatories align with each of the eight action agendas in the Pledge. The report serves as a resource for understanding where organizations pledging to advance disability inclusion are making strong progress, and where they may need support to meet their commitment, among other things. 

Funder Approaches to Youth Behavioral Health Equity
Grantmakers In Health
Even before the pandemic, the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults was worrisome and worsening. COVID-19 has exacerbated these trends and heightened existing disparities. GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in October 2021 to better understand how health foundations are addressing youth behavioral health equity. The survey results are summarized in an infographic that provides a useful snapshot of primary funding areas, types of populations supported, and top funding strategies.

Funders on the Journey: Racial Equity Assessment Report
Philanthropy Ohio
This report captures a snapshot in time of the racial equity journeys of 24 funders in Ohio. This collection of reflections and data builds on Philanthropy Ohio’s 15-year history of work engaging philanthropy in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts that offer the opportunity for our members—from those just beginning to think about equity work to those well along on their journey—to get a sense of where they are on their individual journeys.

2021 Annual Report: 50th Anniversary Year
In 2020, ABFE developed a strategic vision and set of priorities that build on its strengths and advance its mission. This report shares ABFE's growing success on those priorities.

Indigenous Philanthropic Professionals Report
Native Americans in Philanthropy 
When CHANGE Philanthropy released its second Diversity Among Philanthropy Professionals (DAPP) Report, Native Americans in Philanthropy took a deeper dive into their data on Indigenous professionals in philanthropy.

Giving in Minnesota
Minnesota Council on Foundations
MCF produced the first Giving in Minnesota report in 1978, recognizing the importance of transparency in the field of philanthropy, and public interest in understanding the landscape of foundation giving in Minnesota. This edition features data on giving from 2019, the most recent year that a full picture of statewide giving was available. It also features results from the 2021 Grantmaking and Practices Survey. 

State of the Sector: Nonprofits and Grantmakers in 2021
In late 2021, Forefront administered surveys to the Illinois nonprofit and grantmaker communities inquiring about their status, needs, funding and service priorities, and how their practices and missions have evolved since the onset of the pandemic. The resulting report contains responses from nearly 150 nonprofits and grantmakers representing organizations that serve or fund every county in Illinois. Respondents range from organizations with fewer than five staff to over 100 and those with annual budgets of less than $100,000 to over $10 million. 

Non-Member Resources

Rural America: Philanthropy's Misunderstood Opportunity for Impact
This paper introduces the current state and root causes of the challenges facing rural communities, the missed opportunity for impact and implications for philanthropy. The paper also highlights organizations working on rural issues and opportunities for funders to get involved. FSG received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce this work.

Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Wealth Donors of Color
The Donors of Color Network
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) donors with high net worth (HNW) represent a transformational force in social change philanthropy. Their life experience, vision, and leadership are vital in a historical moment in which the salience of race and racism to every institution and system in U.S. society is glaringly evident, and in which new ideas and solutions are urgently needed. These individuals have the means and the ability to move large-scale resources to address the deep imbalance in racial equity giving. They have the interest and skill to fund and create systemic change. And they are getting organized and exerting leadership as never before.