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Foundation Landscapes: Racial Equity

Publication date: 
12/2018

The Foundation Center compiles Foundation Landscapes that combine multiple resources, including data visualization tools, original research, and more to illuminate critical issues in philanthropy. This page, focused on racial equity, includes a collection of research, upcoming trainings and webinars, news articles, and blog posts from experts in the field. 

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Count All Kids Census 2020

Publication date: 
11/2018

A national hub on the undercount of young children. The Count All Kids Committee is a group of national, state and local children’s organizations and allies that have joined together to ensure our nation’s children are counted in the 2020 Census.

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2020 Census Funder Toolkit

Publication date: 
11/2018

This toolkit from the Funders Census Initiative (a working group of Funders' Committee for Civic Participation) provides helpful information, resources, and guidance for grantmakers who want to help ensure a fair and accurate census and explains why an accurate count is particularly critical for the communities you serve.

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Giving in Numbers: 2018

Publication date: 
10/2018

In the latest edition of its research of corporate social investment has found that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world. It is based on data from 252 companies and not only presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement, but also includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.

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Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy: A Scan of Philanthropy-Serving Organizations

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07/2018

United Philanthropy Forum conducted a scan of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in February through May 2018 to get a more comprehensive understanding of PSOs’ current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philanthropy. The scan involved both a survey that asked about PSOs’ current work, future needs and greatest challenges in advancing racial equity, plus in-depth interviews to discuss what it takes to do this work effectively and to identify their key challenges, barriers and opportunities for addressing systemic inequities. 

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Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Publication date: 
07/2018

Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.

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Culture Resource Guide

Publication date: 
07/2018

After more than 15 years promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results, GEO is convinced that a strong culture inside foundations is critical for effective philanthropy. It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit.

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AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture

AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture report
Publication date: 
07/2018

Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Yet the structural racism that endures in U.S. society, deeply rooted in our nation’s history and perpetuated through racist policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, prevents us from attaining it. The impact of structural racism is evident not only in societal outcomes, but in the very institutions that seek to positively impact them

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