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Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Forum has a strategic focus on advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy by leveraging the power of our expanding nationwide network of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). 

We provide programming on racial equity, diversity and inclusion for people working at PSOs through our annual conference, webinars and in other ways. We are also focused on helping PSOs provide funders with effective resources, programming and strategies to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy, guided by a new Racial Equity Working Group.

The Forum was a partner in the D5 coalition, a five-year effort organized by a coalition of foundations and associations to galvanize philanthropy’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion. D5 sought to leverage the collective knowledge, experience, and action of more than 17 organizations, representing thousands of foundations. 

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D5's State of the Work

Publication date: 
10/2015

D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress.  This final report catalogs the stories that tell of human impact and human struggle to create a more equitable philanthropy. 

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Educate and Empower: Tools For Building Community Wealth

Publication date: 
08/2015

How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. Who participates in, directs, and ultimately owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge—especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment? And how should communities strike an appropriate balance between utilizing local knowledge and accessing outside expertise?

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Responsive Philanthropy Special Issue on Implicit Bias in Philanthropy

Publication date: 
05/2015

A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.

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Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide- Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

Publication date: 
01/2015

The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.

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Foundations Facilitate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Partnering with Community and Nonprofits

Publication date: 
09/2014

Foundations Facilitate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Partnering with Community and Nonprofits, a report by the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, confirms that foundations can, in fact, facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through their grantmaking processes and their partnerships with nonprofits—and identifies eight specific practices for foundations to emulate.

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A Time for Action: Mobilizing Philanthropic Support for Boys and Young Men of Color

Publication date: 
06/2014

Released in June 2014, this report lays out a vision and a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of philanthropy and the private sector to increase opportunity for boys and young men of color that benefits the entire country.

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Philanthropic Paths: An Exploratory Study of the Career Pathways of Professionals of Color in Philanthropy

Publication date: 
06/2014

Low levels of diversity in the senior ranks of foundations have proven to be a stubborn challenge for the field of philanthropy.  A report by Forward Change takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the career pathways of professionals of color in philanthropy—how they enter foundations, how they advance across their careers, and what factors affect their advancement within the sector.

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